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Greasing HTTP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Mark Nottingham
Last updated 2021-04-10 (Latest revision 2020-10-07)
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Like many network protocols, HTTP is vulnerable to ossification of its extensibility points. This draft explains why HTTP ossification is a problem and establishes guidelines for exercising those extensions by 'greasing' the protocol to combat it.


Mark Nottingham

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