HTTP-SS: "A New Faster Internet Protocol"
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 6 November 2016 at 08:21 AM EST. 98 Comments
STANDARDS --
A German company is promising a new protocol dubbed "HTTP-SS" that "should be able to double Internet speed, decrease data volume almost by 90% and get rid of the other general issues" compared to HTTP/HTTPS, at least that's what they claim.

The HTTP-SS is short for HTTP Single Stream and this protocol aims to be faster, implements the Delta Data Algorithm, allow faster downloads, and other benefits. They claim this is a "revolutionary development" with the usual PR garbage mailed over this weekend.

HTTP-SS is currently in a proof of concept form with expected availability in Q1'2017. Though don't get your hopes too high as it looks like they are trying to commercialize this protocol so don't expect any open-source implementations and thus likely won't see too widespread adoption unless something changes. If you are into networking protocols and want to learn more though what HTTP-SS is about, you can visit their page at HTTP-SS.com.

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