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Shepherd writeup

1. Summary

Document: draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-13
Document Shepherd: Mark Nottingham 
Responsible Area Director: Barry Leiba
Publication Type: Proposed Standard

This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) methods which
have been defined in standards-track RFCs before the IANA HTTP Method Registry
was established.

Note that this document is part of a set, which should be reviewed together:

* draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging
* draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics
* draft-ietf-httpbis-p4-conditional
* draft-ietf-httpbis-p5-range
* draft-ietf-httpbis-p6-cache
* draft-ietf-httpbis-p7-auth
* draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations
* draft-ietf-httpbis-authscheme-registrations

2. Review and Consensus

As chartered, this work was very constrained; the WG sought only to clarify
RFC2616, making significant technical changes only where there were
considerably interoperability or security issues. 

While the bulk of the work was done by a core team of editors, it has been
reviewed by a substantial number of implementers, and design issues enjoyed
input from many of them. 

It has been through Working Group Last Call, with multiple reviewers. We have
also discussed this work with external groups (e.g., the W3C TAG).

3. Intellectual Property

There are no IPR disclosures against this document. The author has confirmed
that he has no direct, personal knowledge of IPR related to this document that
has not been disclosed.

4. Other Points

Downward references: None.

New registries created: None.

Updated registries: None.