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Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Caching (RFC7234) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237194D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-08
Document File: 86 page(s) / 91K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Fielding: AUTHOR [+6]


HTTP is typically used for distributed information systems, where performance can be improved by the use of response caches. This document defines aspects of HTTP/1.1 related to caching and reusing response messages.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  R. Fielding, Ed. Request for Comments: 7234                                         Adobe Obsoletes: 2616                                       M. Nottingham, Ed. Category: Standards Track                                         Akamai ISSN: 2070-1721                                          J. Reschke, Ed.                                                               greenbytes                                                                June 2014

             Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Caching


   The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless application-    level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypertext information    systems.  This document defines HTTP caches and the associated header    fields that control cache behavior or indicate cacheable response    messages.

Status of This Memo

   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, et al.             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7234                    HTTP/1.1 Caching                   June 2014

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