Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. has just released an update to the open source HTTP Speed+Mobility Prototype that it first announced in early May to the developer community. This update implements the latest changes made by Microsoft to the HTTP Speed+Mobility proposal to the IETF httbis workgroup on June 15, 2012.
As Jean Paoli and Sandeep Singhal had articulated in their blog post back in March, the HTTPbis working group in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has approved a new charter to define HTTP “2.0” to address performance limitations with HTTP. The original HTTP Speed+Mobility proposal was the first contribution made by Microsoft toward that goal.
The updated proposal reaffirms the guiding principles of HTTP Speed+Mobility. Specifically, in our view any successful update to the HTTP protocol will have to:
We would like to thank the community for your interest in our proposal and for providing valuable feedback on the initial prototype implementation. We made several notable enhancements to the proposal, which the new version of the prototype now implements:
Collectively, these changes make the HTTP Speed+Mobility protocol both better integrated with the existing RFCs it builds upon, and at the same time, simpler to implement and debug.
As always, we encourage you to download the prototype, try it out, inspect the source code, and give us your feedback. We look forward to your contributions, as well as to constructive discussions about the next version of HTTP at the upcoming IETF meetings!
Adalberto Foresti Senior Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation