Finally the World Wide Web Gets an Update

Bangalore: For years, the World Wide Web was raging to accommodate complex, bandwidth-hungry and multifaceted applications and finally the Internet Engineering Task Force has started working on a next gen HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), called HTTP 2.0.

“It's official: We're working on HTTP 2.0," wrote IETF Hypertext Transfer Protocol working group chair Mark Nottingham

According to IETF, the update will be primarily based up on the SPDY Protocol (pronounced "SPeeDY"), which was developed by Google for a faster internet service.

SPDY protocol is an open networking protocol, which currently is working itself to standardization. According to Google, the protocol offers better security through compression, multiplexing and prioritization. ‘SPDY’, trademarked under Google, at the moment is implemented on browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox.

The HTTP 2.0 is all set to transform the face of World Wide Web, as it can address the changing nature of how people use the web. The protocol can reduce the latency and process overload, so that the transmission of web content to browsers is faster. The service will mainly rely on TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) which mean that there is no change in the primary protocol being used.

The proposed group is to be called draft-ietf-httpbis-http2-00, headed by Julian Reschkeof, Alexey Melnikov and Martin Thomson. The group is scheduled to submit a proposed standard to the IESG (Internet Engineering Steering Group) by 2014.