Standard Organization publishes officially http / 2 standard




The IETF HTTP Working Group has officially approved the http / 2 specification and published. This means that there is a formal successor to the http 1.1 specification, which is sixteen years on the basis of today’s Internet.

http The specification is defined in RFC7540 following public recent months, his judgment might pass on the draft. This means that there is consensus has been reached by the Internet Engineering Task Force, or the IETF.

Http / 2 include introduces the multiplexing capability, which bundled multiple HTTP requests from the browser can be sent to a Web server. This makes the total number of active connections is greatly reduced compared to http 1.1. This results in performance gains. Continuing http / 2 efficiently with encryption via TLS protocol and is HTTP header compression.

The http / 2 standard, which is largely based on the SPDY protocol developed by Google, after sixteen years, the replacement for the HTTP 1.1 protocol. In contrast to the SPDY protocol is the in the http / 2 standard are not required to turn on TLS encryption. Otherwise it will take some time before the specification is dominant: many software must be adapted for this purpose yet.

Web browsers, Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Edge and offer out-of-the-box the http / 2 default. Chrome also offers support, but which offers no default for the time being. Future versions will happen, because the SPDY expected early next year completely disappear.


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