Facebook has announced SPDY support. Here is Facebook’s response to the call for expressions of interest in HTTP/2.0. Providing faster and more secure online services to users, the features in need for HTTP/2.0 are:
- Transport layer encryption
- Zero-latency upgrade
- Per-request flow control
- Server push
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What is SPDY ?
SPDY means speedy. It is an experimental networking protocol developed primarily at Google for transporting web content. Its main objective is to reduce loading time of any web page. It modifies the way HTTP requests and responses are sent over the wire.
SPDY transports the web content using fewer TCP connections by multiplexing large numbers of transactions to one TLS connection. Read Mozilla Hacks: SPDY Brings Responsive and Scalable Transport to Firefox 11