Re: [dispatch] A WG for HTTP API Building Blocks

Bron Gondwana <brong@fastmailteam.com> Tue, 14 July 2020 01:50 UTC

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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:49:41 +1000
From: "Bron Gondwana" <brong@fastmailteam.com>
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Subject: Re: [dispatch] A WG for HTTP API Building Blocks
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On Tue, Jul 14, 2020, at 11:36, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> I've been chatting with folks in the background for a while about starting a WG to take on specs to help folks building HTTP APIs.[1]

I support this idea.

> For example, these specifications were either AD-sponsored or on the Independent stream, but could have been in-scope for such a WG:
> - rfc6570 URI Template
> - rfc6892 The 'describes' Link Relation Type
> - rfc6901 JSON Pointer
> - rfc6902 JSON Patch
> - rfc7807 Problem Details for HTTP APIs
> - rfc8288 Web Linking
> - rfc8594 The Sunset HTTP Header Field
> - rfc8631 Link Relation Types for Web Services
> 
> ... and there are also a number of current drafts that such a WG might consider, e.g.:
> - draft-wilde-linkset
> - draft-nottingham-link-hint
> - draft-dalal-deprecation-header
> - draft-polli-ratelimit-headers

Particularly with such a large set of evidence in favour of the need for it!

I do feel that there's some crossover to consider with the WPACK working group's work and non-realtime transfer of data.

Cheers,

Bron.

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