Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 12th Nov 2009 19:30 UTC
Google Google have created a new HTTP-based protocol "SPDY" (pronounced "Speedy") to solve the problem of the client-server latency with HTTP. "We want to continue building on the web's tradition of experimentation and optimization, to further support the evolution of websites and browsers. So over the last few months, a few of us here at Google have been experimenting with new ways for web browsers and servers to speak to each other, resulting in a prototype web server and Google Chrome client with SPDY support."
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W3C: Do your job!
by 3rdalbum on Fri 13th Nov 2009 10:02 UTC
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I agree, this isn't anything new. I remember reading about how this could be done way back in 1999 (the original article author is probably working for Google now).

This should be the W3C's job, to update web standards and promote the new updated versions. Instead, the W3C works on useless crap like "XML Events", "Timed Text", XHTML 2.0 and "Semantic Web" (which is due to reach alpha state some time after the release of Duke Nukem Forever).

Let's face it, HTTP 1.1 is abandonware, and I think we have to applaud Google for taking the initiative and actually implementing it and trying to put some weight behind the push. On the same token, let's see Google push more for IPv6 and the ideas suggested by two of the people in the comments for this article :-)

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