HTTP Status Report
Until recently, HTTP was used for browsers to GET and POST HTML and a handful of other formats to and from Web servers, and it worked well. Recently, however, people have been finding more and more to do with it -- and not just because it can get through the firewall.
This talk will take a hard look at where HTTP is today, and what implementations are doing well (and not so well). We'll also take a look at possible futures -- good and bad -- and how HTTP might be extended and evolve.
Mark Nottingham works at Yahoo! and has spent the last decade designing, debugging, serving and caching Web content, with past stints at Merrill Lynch, Akamai and BEA Systems, and co-authored specifications such as the Atom Syndication Format, WS-Policy and the WS-I Basic Profile. He currently chairs the HTTPbis IETF working group, tasked with clarifying the HTTP specification.
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