Httpbis Workgroup RFCs

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RFC7615 - HTTP Authentication-Info and Proxy-Authentication-Info Response Header Fields
This specification defines the "Authentication-Info" and "Proxy- Authentication-Info" response header fields for use in Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) authentication schemes that need to return information once the client's authentication credentials have been accepted.
RFC7639 - The ALPN HTTP Header Field
This specification allows HTTP CONNECT requests to indicate what protocol is intended to be used within the tunnel once established, using the ALPN header field.
RFC7694 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Client-Initiated Content-Encoding
In HTTP, content codings allow for payload encodings such as for compression or integrity checks. In particular, the "gzip" content coding is widely used for payload data sent in response messages.
Content codings can be used in request messages as well; however, discoverability is not on par with response messages. This document extends the HTTP "Accept-Encoding" header field for use in responses, to indicate the content codings that are supported in requests.
RFC7725 - An HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles
This document specifies a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) status code for use when resource access is denied as a consequence of legal demands.
RFC7838 - HTTP Alternative Services
This document specifies "Alternative Services" for HTTP, which allow an origin's resources to be authoritatively available at a separate network location, possibly accessed with a different protocol configuration.
RFC8164 - Opportunistic Security for HTTP/2
This document describes how "http" URIs can be accessed using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and HTTP/2 to mitigate pervasive monitoring attacks. This mechanism not a replacement for "https" URIs; it is vulnerable to active attacks.
RFC8188 - Encrypted Content-Encoding for HTTP
This memo introduces a content coding for HTTP that allows message payloads to be encrypted.