Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Find: If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0
// The Verge - All Posts

Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect everyone who goes online. After years in development, HTTP/2 has been formally approved. Although it will take many months (and possibly years) before it's used around the web, the update will bring with it a global internet that's more robust, more secure, and faster.

Like cramming multiple bits of paper into a single envelope

Although HTTP/2 has been developed by an industry body (the IETF HTTP Working Group) it's based on a custom version of the protocol created by Google named SPDY (fittingly pronounced...

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