HTTP is one of the most successful protocols in the world, and more and more developers are using it to do more than drive HTML UIs. In this presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco 2008, HTTPbis WG chair Mark Nottingham gives an update on the current status of the HTTP protocol in the wild, and the ongoing work to clarify the HTTP specification.
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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Interesting to get insights like these into the history and future of a protocol that has become so fundamental to life as we know it. The better we can understand the utility and limitations of the foundational technologies that we are building upon, the better and more durable our architectures will be.