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	Title		: ICAP the Internet Content Adaptation Protocol
	Author(s)	: J. Elson, A. Cerpa
	Filename	: draft-elson-icap-01.txt
	Pages		: 40
	Date		: 07-Jun-02
	
ICAP, the Internet Content Adaption Protocol, is a protocol aimed
at providing simple object-based content vectoring for HTTP
services.  ICAP is, in essence, a lightweight protocol for
executing a 'remote procedure call' on HTTP messages.  That is, it
allows ICAP clients to pass HTTP messages to ICAP servers for some
sort of transformation or other processing ('adaptation').  The
server executes its transformation service on messages and sends
back responses to the client, usually with modified messages.
Typically, the adapted messages are either HTTP requests or HTTP
responses.

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