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Network Working Group J. Reschke Network Working Group J. Reschke
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Intended status: Standards Track June 25, 2017 Intended status: Standards Track July 9, 2017
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A JSON Encoding for HTTP Header Field Values A JSON Encoding for HTTP Header Field Values
draft-reschke-http-jfv-06 draft-reschke-http-jfv-latest
Abstract Abstract
This document establishes a convention for use of JSON-encoded field This document establishes a convention for use of JSON-encoded field
values in HTTP header fields. values in HTTP header fields.
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The changes in this draft are summarized in Appendix E.9. The changes in this draft are summarized in Appendix E.10.
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publication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 publication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
E.1. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E.1. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E.2. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E.2. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E.3. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E.3. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E.4. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E.4. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E.5. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E.5. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E.6. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E.6. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E.7. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E.7. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E.8. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E.8. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E.9. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 E.9. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
E.10. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
1. Introduction 1. Introduction
Defining syntax for new HTTP header fields ([RFC7230], Section 3.2) Defining syntax for new HTTP header fields ([RFC7230], Section 3.2)
is non-trivial. Among the commonly encountered problems are: is non-trivial. Among the commonly encountered problems are:
o There is no common syntax for complex field values. Several well- o There is no common syntax for complex field values. Several well-
known header fields do use a similarly looking syntax, but it is known header fields do use a similarly looking syntax, but it is
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Updated XHR reference. Updated XHR reference.
E.9. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-05 E.9. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-05
Add meat to "Using this Format in Header Field Definitions". Add meat to "Using this Format in Header Field Definitions".
Add a few lines on the relation to "Key". Add a few lines on the relation to "Key".
Summarize current use of the format. Summarize current use of the format.
E.10. Since draft-reschke-http-jfv-06
None yet.
Acknowledgements Acknowledgements
Thanks go to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Working Group Thanks go to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Working Group
participants. participants.
Author's Address Author's Address
Julian F. Reschke Julian F. Reschke
greenbytes GmbH greenbytes GmbH
Hafenweg 16 Hafenweg 16
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