HTTP/2 & HPACK Specifications Approved
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 18 February 2015 at 08:38 AM EST. Add A Comment
STANDARDS --
The HTTP/2 and HPACK specifications have been formally approved by the IESG.

HTTP2 is based on SPDY and maintains a high level of compatibility with HTTP 1.1, decreases latency, and offers other new features for increased speed. HPACK meanwhile is a specification for header compression with HTTP/2, documented here.

Thew next step now for the HTTP/2 and HPACK specifications is to go to the RFC Editor followed by going through the editorial processes and then be published.

Word of HTTP/2 being "done" and formally approved today was posted to this blog by Mark Nottingham, the chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group. Other HTTP/2 information can be found via HTTP2 on GitHub.
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