HttpCore Overview

HttpCore is a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint. HttpCore supports two I/O models: blocking I/O model based on the classic Java I/O and non-blocking, event driven I/O model based on Java NIO.

Documentation

  1. Some examples of HttpCore components in action can be found here
  2. Project reports

Standards Compliance

HttpCore components strive to conform to the following specifications endorsed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the internet at large:

  • RFC 7540 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 2 (HTTP/2)
  • RFC 7541 - HPACK: Header Compression for HTTP/2
  • RFC 7230 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing
  • RFC 7231 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content
  • RFC 1945 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0