Wednesday, February 18, 2015

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

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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