Here is the latest version of the text that will replace RFC2068.
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This draft is a work item of the HyperText Transfer Protocol Working Group
of the IETF.
Title : Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1
Author(s) : R. Fielding, J. Gettys, J. Mogul,
H. Nielsen, L. Masinter, P. Leach, T. Berners-Lee
Filename : draft-ietf-http-v11-spec-rev-06.txt,.ps
Pages : 166
Date : 24-Nov-98
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level
protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information
systems. It is a generic, stateless, protocol which can be used for^M
many tasks beyond its use for hypertext, such as name servers and
distributed object management systems, through extension of its
request methods, error codes and headers . A feature of HTTP is^M
the typing and negotiation of data representation, allowing systems^M
to be built independently of the data being transferred.
HTTP has been in use by the World-Wide Web global information
initiative since 1990. This specification defines the protocol
referred to as 'HTTP/1.1', and is an update to RFC 2068 .
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