Bootstrapping WebSockets with HTTP/2
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Nottingham <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Protocol Action: 'Bootstrapping WebSockets with HTTP/2' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-httpbis-h2-websockets-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Bootstrapping WebSockets with HTTP/2' (draft-ietf-httpbis-h2-websockets-07.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Ben Campbell. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-httpbis-h2-websockets/
Technical Summary 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. Document Quality Deployment depends upon implementation in Web browsers; at least one has already written code for this feature and is in process of shipping it. Personnel Mark Nottingham is the Document Shepherd; Alexey Melnikov is the responsible Area Director.