[FoRK] Fwd: HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Tue Jul 9 22:36:29 PDT 2013


Talk about lame April Fool's jokes. This one isn't funny *and* it's over 
three months late.

If we were going to do binary HTTP, why not back when everyone was on 
dialup?

- Joe
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Subject: 	HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol
Date: 	Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:30:13 -0700 (PDT)
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Link: http://slashdot.org/story/13/07/09/1455200/http-20-will-be-a-binary-protocol
Posted by: timothy, on 2013-07-09 17:28:00
     earlzdotnet writes "A working copy of the HTTP 2.0 spec [1]has been
    released. Unlike previous versions of the [2]HTTP protocol, this
    version will be a binary format, for better or worse. However, this
    protocol is also completely optional: 'This document is an alternative
    to, but does not obsolete the HTTP/1.1 message format or protocol.
    HTTP's existing semantics remain unchanged.'"

References

    1. http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-http2-04
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol

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