On the use of HTTP as a Substrate, February 2002
- File formats:
- BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 9205
- K. Moore
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Recently there has been widespread interest in using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) as a substrate for other applications-level protocols. This document recommends technical particulars of such use, including use of default ports, URL schemes, and HTTP security mechanisms. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.