HTTP/2 Is On Its Way, First Major Upgrade in 16 Years

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol is reportedly ready for an upgrade – known as the HTTP/2, it will be the largest update since 1999 when HTTP 1.1 was adopted for the world wide web.

According to a blog by Mark Nottingham, the chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group, the standards behind the new version of the HTTP have been completed and sent for review to the RFC editor before being accepted as standard across the world.

HTTP/2 will bring better speed, encryption and other features

The new standard will apparently bring a number of benefits to the internet. There will be faster page load times, longer connections, and faster server push. While HTTP/2 uses similar protocols that developers are familiar with, it has a number of new features that they can adopt.

A positive change is that future HTTP requests will be cheaper to make. Web communities have often told developers to limit the number of HTTP requests in their pages, but with HTTP/2, a new multiplexing feature is included that allows lots of requests to be received at the same time. Importantly, HTTP/2 also uses significantly fewer connections, resulting in lower loads for servers and networks.

Some features include multiplexing for more concurrent requests, lower load times and other security improvements

The new HTTP standard was based on Google’s SDPY protocol, which is used to manipulate traffic thereby improving latency and security. Google has already announced that it will be moving to the HTTP/2 standard in Chrome. Furthermore, developers who wish to test HTTP/2 before it becomes official can already do so in Firefox and Chrome with test servers to try improvements for themselves.

  • “According to a blog by Mark Nottingham..”
    Where is the link to the blog? Will you guys ever post links back to your source?

    Like every other blog you are just reporting from somebody else but no decency of linking back to your resource.

    • Couldn’t agree more. The primitive decency to acknowledge the source is at times overlooked. The least the author could do was to provide a link back to the source.

      • I would have never mentioned this if propak posted source links in general and this was an one off human error but they NEVER ever post source, credit links.

    • Also a “blog” is a type of website not an article in a website. An article in a blog is called a blog post or blog entry.

      The plural of software is also software not softwares.

      The @ in an email is read as “at” not “at the rate of” – it’s an email address not a price list.

      CPU stands for central processing unit aka processor. It’s a microchip installed on the motherboard. It is not the big rectangular box. That box is called a computer case or system unit.

      Monitor is a technology neutral term for a computer display. Monitor does not mean CRT monitor only. LCDs, LEDs and plasmas are all monitors. I used the phrase “LCD monitor” when speaking to a computer shop employee and he replied “Monitor ya Lcd?!” (Do you mean monitor or LCD?)

      These are all Pakistanisms and it is high time people stopped using incorrect terminology!

      • Mubarak ho! Aap ek crore rupay jeet guay hain!

        Pakistanis will never leave their Pakistanisms UNLESS they’re educated.

        You (being a nobody) telling others to start reading books, when they can’t even read letters, isn’t going to change anything. It doesn’t even makes you look like a hot shot tbh.

        The country will change over the course of a long time ONLY if education – and I mean genuine education, taught by educated people is provided to the next upcoming generation.

        What I’ve seen after being born and raised in UK and moving to Pakistan at the age of 18 is, that maths is being taught by a person who doesn’t know the meaning of the word algebra, and English is taught by a person who doesn’t know how to pronounce ”because”.

        We need change. I don’t see your comment making a change anywhere, in fact I don’t see people of Pakistan changing in the upcoming 40 years.

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