Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jan 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Internet & Networking "Google's efforts to improve Internet efficiency through the development of the SPDY (pronounced 'speedy') protocol got a major boost today when the chairman of the HTTP Working Group (HTTPbis), Mark Nottingham, called for it to be included in the HTTP 2.0 standard. SPDY is a protocol that's already used to a certain degree online; formal incorporation into the next-generation standard would improve its chances of being generally adopted."
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RE[2]: no binary protocols please
by Neolander on Thu 26th Jan 2012 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE: no binary protocols please"
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Text also has advantages beyond human readability though, like the availability of many quality parsers and the fact that text-based protocols abstract away endianness issues in the underlying text transmission protocol.

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