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Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Conditional Requests (RFC7232) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237192D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-08
Document File: 56 page(s) / 57K

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R. Fielding: AUTHOR [+3]


Conditional requests are HTTP requests [RFC7231] that include one or more header fields indicating a precondition to be tested before applying the method semantics to the target resource. This document defines the HTTP/1.1 conditional request mechanisms in terms of the architecture, syntax notation, and conformance criteria defined in [RFC7230].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  R. Fielding, Ed. Request for Comments: 7232                                         Adobe Obsoletes: 2616                                          J. Reschke, Ed. Category: Standards Track                                     greenbytes ISSN: 2070-1721                                                June 2014

       Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Conditional Requests


   The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless application-    level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypertext information    systems.  This document defines HTTP/1.1 conditional requests,    including metadata header fields for indicating state changes,    request header fields for making preconditions on such state, and    rules for constructing the responses to a conditional request when    one or more preconditions evaluate to false.

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   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Fielding & Reschke           Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7232              HTTP/1.1 Conditional Requests            June 2014

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