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IETF updates HTTP specifications, publishes HTTP/3

The HTTPbis working group has been been busy with updates to the specifications that make up HTTP, one of the most widely used protocols on the Internet.

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  • IETF 114 Philadelphia

    IETF 114 Philadelphia 

    IETF 114 starts Saturday 23 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 29 July.

    Philadelphia
  • 115 London

    IETF 115 London 

    IETF 115 starts Saturday 5 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 11 November.

    London, UK
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What's new?

  • IETF updates HTTP specifications, publishes HTTP/3 

    The IETF has been busy working on updates to the specifications that make up HTTP, one of the most widely used protocols on the Internet, and documenting them in several RFCs published this month.

    23 Jun 2022
  • Finalizing the IETF tools transition 

    The final stage of transitioning services from tools.ietf.org will take place over the next few weeks. New services are in place, and some older services will disappear. Several measures are planned to ensure these final steps proceed smoothly.

    17 Jun 2022
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Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

Working Groups

Working Groups are the primary mechanism for development of IETF specifications and guidelines. Working Groups are typically created to address a specific problem or to produce one or more specific deliverables (a guideline, standards specification, etc.).

Featured Working Group

HTTP (HTTPbis)

This Working Group is charged with maintaining and developing the "core" specifications for HTTP, and generic extensions to it (i.e., those that are not specific to one application).

HTTPbis ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Request for Comments (RFCs)

The IETF publishes RFCs authored by network operators, engineers, and computer scientists to document methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the Internet.

Featured RFC

HTTP/3

The QUIC transport protocol has several features that are desirable in a transport for HTTP, such as stream multiplexing, per-stream flow control, and low-latency connection establishment. This docum…

RFC 9114was: RFC 9114

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Next IETF meeting

Stay tuned for the latest information on the next IETF meeting scheduled for 25-29 July 2022

Visit the IETF 114 meeting webpage