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This specification makes heavy use of the augmented BNF and generic constructs defined by David H. Crocker for RFC 822. Similarly, it reuses many of the definitions provided by Nathaniel Borenstein and Ned Freed for MIME. We hope that their inclusion in this specification will help reduce past confusion over the relationship between HTTP and Internet mail message formats. The HTTP protocol has evolved considerably over the past four years. It has benefited from a large and active developer community--the many people who have participated on the www-talk mailing list--and it is that community which has been most responsible for the success of HTTP and of the World-Wide Web in general. Marc Andreessen, Robert Cailliau, Daniel W. Connolly, Bob Denny, John Franks, Jean-Francois Groff, Phillip M. Hallam-Baker, Hakon W. Lie, Ari Luotonen, Rob McCool, Lou Montulli, Dave Raggett, Tony Sanders, and Marc VanHeyningen deserve special recognition for their efforts in defining early aspects of the protocol.

This document has benefited greatly from the comments of all those participating in the HTTP-WG. In addition to those already mentioned, the following individuals have contributed to this specification:

          Gary Adams                  Albert Lunde
          Harald Tveit Alvestrand     John C. Mallery
          Keith Ball                  Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin
          Brian Behlendorf            Larry Masinter
          Paul Burchard               Mitra
          Maurizio Codogno            David Morris
          Mike Cowlishaw              Gavin Nicol
          Roman Czyborra              Bill Perry
          Michael A. Dolan            Jeffrey Perry
          David J. Fiander            Scott Powers
          Alan Freier                 Owen Rees
          Marc Hedlund                Luigi Rizzo
          Greg Herlihy                David Robinson
          Koen Holtman                Marc Salomon
          Alex Hopmann                Rich Salz
          Bob Jernigan                Allan M. Schiffman
          Shel Kaphan                 Jim Seidman
          Rohit Khare                 Chuck Shotton
          John Klensin                Eric W. Sink
          Martijn Koster              Simon E. Spero
          Alexei Kosut                Richard N. Taylor
          David M. Kristol            Robert S. Thau
          Daniel LaLiberte            Bill (BearHeart) Weinman
          Ben Laurie                  Francois Yergeau
          Paul J. Leach               Mary Ellen Zurko
          Daniel DuBois

Much of the content and presentation of the caching design is due to suggestions and comments from individuals including: Shel Kaphan, Paul Leach, Koen Holtman, David Morris, and Larry Masinter.

Most of the specification of ranges is based on work originally done by Ari Luotonen and John Franks, with additional input from Steve Zilles.

Thanks to the "cave men" of Palo Alto. You know who you are.

Jim Gettys (the current editor of this document) wishes particularly to thank Roy Fielding, the previous editor of this document, along with John Klensin, Jeff Mogul, Paul Leach, Dave Kristol, Koen Holtman, John Franks, Alex Hopmann, and Larry Masinter for their help.


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