Problem Details for HTTP APIs

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (appsawg WG)
Authors Mark Nottingham  , Erik Wilde 
Last updated 2014-07-27
Replaced by RFC 7807
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document defines a "problem detail" as a way to carry machine- readable details of errors in a HTTP response, to avoid the need to invent new error response formats for HTTP APIs. Note to Readers This draft should be discussed on the apps-discuss mailing list [1].


Mark Nottingham (
Erik Wilde (

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