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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by Delgarde on Thu 12th Nov 2009 20:27 UTC
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Header compression is something that I can certainly see being useful. Web apps using AJAXy techniques, web services - they're characterized by having relatively little content, meaning the uncompressed headers could often be half the traffic being transmitted.

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