Clarifying the fundamentals of HTTP

  title={Clarifying the fundamentals of HTTP},
  author={Jeffrey C. Mogul},
The simplicity of HTTP was a major factor in the success of the Web. However, as both the protocol and its uses have evolved, HTTP has grown complex. This complexity results in numerous problems, including confused implementors, interoperability failures, difficulty in extending the protocol, and a long specification without much documented rationale.Many of the problems with HTTP can be traced to unfortunate choices about fundamental definitions and models. This paper analyzes the current… CONTINUE READING

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