Thursday, February 26, 2015


HTTP/2 Specifications Approved for Publication @ InfoQ
"HTTP/2 specifications have been approved for publication, according to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). 15 years after the launch of HTTP/1.1, IETF have gone through over 200 design issues, 17 drafts, and 30 implementations to get the specification approved to be published as standards-track RFCs."

Compared to HTTP/1.1 the key differences include
  • HTTP/2 is binary, rather than textual
  • Instead of being ordered and blocking, HTTP/2 is fully multiplexed -- using just one connection for parallelism
  • using header compression, HTTP/2 reduces overhead
  • HTTP/2 allows servers to “push” responses proactively into client caches
"It is based on SPDY"

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