Mark Nottingham

SE Radio 232: Mark Nottingham on HTTP/2

Venue: Internet
Stefan Tilkov
talks to Mark Nottingham, chair of the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) HTTP Working Group and Internet standards veteran, about HTTP/2, the new version of the Web’s core protocol. The discussion provides a glimpse behind the process of building standards. Topics covered include the history of HTTP versions, differences among those versions, and the relation of HTTP/2 to Google’s SPDY open networking protocol. Mark goes into detail about HTTP/2’s technical features, including binary framing, improved connection handling, server push, and the different protocol negotiation approaches. The episode concludes with a look at the consequences of HTTP/2 availability and adoption, especially regarding the various hacks that are best practices with HTTP/1.1.

Show Notes

Related Links

Mark Nottingham’s website

Mark Nottingham on Twitter

HTTP/2 home page

Daniel Stenberg’s HTTP/2 Explained

IETF HTTP Working Group

HTTP 0.9

HTTP 1.0

Original HTTP 1.1 RFC

Current HTTP/1.1 Specification RFCs:

* Authentication

* Caching

* Conditional Requests

* Message Syntax and Routing

* Range Requests

* Semantics and Content

HTTPbis Working Group



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