With an eye toward updating the World Wide Web to better accommodate complex and bandwidth-hungry applications, the Internet Engineering Task Force has started work on the next generation of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), the underlying protocol for the Web.
“It’s official: We’re working on HTTP/2.0,” wrote IETF Hypertext Transfer Protocol working group chairman Mark Nottingham, in a Twitter message late Tuesday.
The group will use the IETF standard SPDY protocol as the basis for the updated protocol. Engineers at Google developed SPDY as a way to hasten the delivery of Web content over the Internet.
Nottingham officially announced the work following the recharter of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol working group by the IESG (Internet Engineering Steering Group).