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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RE: Google vs Internet Explorer
by Kroc on Fri 13th Nov 2009 11:37 UTC in reply to "Google vs Internet Explorer"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

It's nobody's specific fault that HTTP is crap, but then what matters is who is going to do anything about it.

Microsoft have had total dominance of the web for almost a decade. At no point during that time did they attempt to improve the status quo. At no point did they say that "You know, HTTP is slow and could do with improving". They just coasted along with careless disdain.

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FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

Agreed, IE had a lot of time at hand to improve the quality of user's experience but they didn't do much about it.

On the other hand, IE *did* indirectly invent AJAX ;)

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