This document defines a mechanism for running the WebSocket Protocol over
a single stream of an HTTP/2 connection.
Working Group Summary
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.
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.
Deployment depends upon implementation in Web browsers;
at least one has already written code for this feature and is in process of shipping it.
Mark Nottingham is the Document Shepherd; Alexey Melnikov is the responsible Area Director.