# Shepherd Writeup for draft-ietf-httpbis-h2-websockets
## 1. Summary
Mark Nottingham is the Document Shepherd; Alexey Melnikov is the responsible Area Director.
This document defines a mechanism for running the WebSocket Protocol over a single stream of an
The intended publication type is Proposed Standard.
## 2. Review and Consensus
This document enjoyed broad discussion and review in the HTTP Working Group; there seems to be
significant community interest in it, since it enables the use of WebSockets on a HTTP/2 server,
reducing operational issues for Web sites.
Deployment depends upon implementation in Web browsers; at least one has already written code for
this feature and is in process of shipping it.
There was some concern about whether it was appropriate for a version-specific extension (a HTTP/2
SETTING) to modify the semantics of a version-generic HTTP method (CONNECT), but the WG reached
consensus that CONNECT is "special" in this regard.
## 3. Intellectual Property
Patrick has confirmed that to his direct, personal knowledge, no IPR related to this document needs
to be disclosed.
## 4. Other Points
The document does not have any downrefs.
IDNits points out some minor issues which will be addressed in a subsequent draft.
The IANA Considerations are concise and correct. Note that 0x8 was chosen to avoid colliding with