Web Transaction Security (wts) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

The goal of the Web Transaction Security Working Group is to develop requirements and a specification for the provision of security services to Web transaction, e.g., transactions using HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP). This work will proceed in parallel to and independently of the development of non-security features in the HTTP Working Group. The working group will prepare two documents for submission as Internet Drafts; an HTTP Security Requirements Specification, and an HTTP Security Protocol Specification. The latter will be submitted as a Standards Track RFC.

Goals and Milestones

HTTP Security Requirements submitted as Internet-Draft.
Jul 95
HTTP Security Requirements finalized at the Stockholm IETF. Submit HTTP Security Specification proposal(s) as Internet-Drafts.
Dec 95
HTTP Security Specification finalized at the Dallas IETF, submit to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.

Current Internet-Drafts

No Request for Comments