Google Chrome embraces the faster, more secure next-gen HTTP 2.0 standard

  • 10 February 2015
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More than five years after Google announced its SPDY application-level protocol, the company is mothballing the effort. Nearly a year from now, in early 2016, Chrome will dump SPDY completely as the new HTTP/2 standard (also known as HTTP 2.0) becomes the predominant successor to the HTTP 1.1 protocol used today.

 

SPDY was born from Google’s dissatisfaction with latency and slow load times using HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), a standards-based protocol that is the very foundation of the web. HTTP is what enables browsers and servers to talk to each other and transfer data.

 

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