RFC 8941

Structured Field Values for HTTP, February 2021

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
M. Nottingham
P-H. Kamp
Stream:
IETF
Source:
httpbis (art)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8941

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Abstract

This document describes a set of data types and associated algorithms that are intended to make it easier and safer to define and handle HTTP header and trailer fields, known as "Structured Fields", "Structured Headers", or "Structured Trailers". It is intended for use by specifications of new HTTP fields that wish to use a common syntax that is more restrictive than traditional HTTP field values.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.