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

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Or block web bugs

I read the SPDY spec a long time ago. It seemed to exist to make Google's ads and web bugs faster by reducing the cost of extremely large HTTP headers. Anyone who wants fast loading web pages has already fixed that with a plugin to block ads and tracking cookies, leaving very little for SPDY to do except add complexity. Some of the amazing performance claims out in the wild were actually a result of it bypassing broken keep-alive configurations.

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