This document is the newest revision of the RFCs that describe HTTP/1.1, the last revision of which was made in 2014. This document represents only the parts of HTTP that are specific to the 1.1 version, while the related semantics document covers the version-independent aspects of HTTP.
Working Group Summary & Document Quality:
The working group, led by the group of three editors, has poured a lot of time and effort into ensuring that these core documents are produced with great quality and clarity. This effort to revise the documents began in 2018, and over the past three years, the working group has spent about half of its meeting time discussing the ongoing work on these core documents. A detailed list of all issues that were discussed can be found on the GitHub repo: https://github.com/httpwg/http-core/issues.
The messaging document in particular, as it primarily describes a long-existing version of the protocol, was more straightforward than the semantics document for WG discussion.
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