Reply to post: Re: spdy://whatever

RIP SPDY, we hardly knew ye: Google to retire next-gen web protocol

David Dawson

Re: spdy://whatever

It's not a replacement for HTTP per se. It's a transport that sits underneath HTTP. So HTTP 1.1 traffic will still flow, but over a SPDY link rather than vanilla TCP.

In this way, it can understand the HTTP traffic flowing over it and enhance it. For example, getting the multi connnections over a single TCP socket, which HTTP totally messed up with the aborted pipelining feature (all browsers switch that off, because it's broken).

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