The First HTTP Update in 16 Years, HTTP/2, Is Finished
HTTP is one of the most fundamental standards on the Internet and now, after 16 years, it’s finally getting a facelift. Make way for HTTP/2.
The new standard was finally finished earlier today, according to a blog by Mark Nottingham, the chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group. It will now simply pass on through some editorial stages before being published as a new standard to be used in browsers and web services everywhere.
When published, HTTP/2 will be the first update to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol since 1999, when HTTP 1.1 was adopted. It will, as you’d hope, bring some hefty benefits to the web. It should make for faster page loads, ensure connections last longer and facilitate servers to push data to your cache, so your computer doesn’t have to pull it at a later date.