What HTTP/2.0 Will* Do For You

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HTTP/1.1 has been the predominant protocol of the Web (and much more) for more than a decade, but Mike Belshe and Roberto Peon’s SPDY proposal has quickly focused attention on doing something better.

As a result, the IETF HTTPbis Working Group has started working on HTTP/2.0, based upon SPDY. While the primary focus is on performance and network-friendliness, it’s already clear that HTTP/2.0 will change how we design, deploy and operate the Web, as well as expand what we use HTTP for even further.

This talk explores these effects, how we might take advantage of them, and potential problems that might arise.

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Mark Nottingham


Mark Nottingham has helped develop Web technologies like Atom and HTTP for more than ten years.

Starting as a system administrator and Webmaster in 1995 (back when that title still got comments at parties), he’s become a recognised expert on the HTTP protocol, as well as Web caching and HTTP “APIs”.

This led him to become Chair of the IETF HTTPbis Working Group, an effort to clean up HTTP/1.1 and possibly develop HTTP/2.0.

Along the way, he’s been involved in several other standards efforts, holding positions in the IETF and W3C and writing specifications like Atom and Web Linking, as well as a fair amount of code.


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