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Today, a new version of "The HTTP Sunset Header" draft has been published. It is a simple way how HTTP APIs can announce the upcoming retirement of resources or APIs. By announcing support for HTTP
Sunset, APIs can make it easier for clients to detect in a machine-readable way when a resource or API is going to be retired.
"This specification defines the Sunset HTTP response header field which indicates that a URI is likely to become unresponsive at a specified point in the future. It also defines a sunset link relation type that allows linking to resources providing information about an upcoming resource or service sunset."
An expert in protocol design and structured data, Erik Wilde consults with organizations to help them get the most out of APIs and microservices. Erik has been involved in the development of innovative technologies since the advent of the Web and is active in the IETF and W3C communities. He obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich and served as Associate Adjunct Professor at Berkeley before working at EMC, Siemens and now CA Technologies.