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Mark Nottingham endorses IETF work on new versions of HTTP

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:22:39 -0500
Message-ID: <4F2080AF.90704@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Of likely interest to the TAG: in a note [1] posted to the HTTP working 
group mailing list, Mark Nottingham discusses SPDY, points out that there 
are other attempts out there at optimizing HTTP, and suggests that:

"There seems to be broad agreement that the time is ripe to start work on a 
new version of HTTP in the IETF, and that it should happen in this Working 
Group."

He also mentions his discussions with the TAG.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the press today is full of reports with headlines 
like [2]:

"Google's SPDY Incorporated Into Next-Gen HTML, Offers TCP Enhancements"

I don't read Mark's note as specifically endorsing SPDY, except as a 
potential starting point, but [2] is linked from a Slashdot posting [3] 
that says:

"Mark Nottingham, called for it [SPDY]to be included in the HTTP 2.0 standard."

Anyway, the announcement by Mark at [1] seems to me very consistent with 
the direction he discussed with us at the TAG F2F earlier this month, and 
speaking for myself, it seems like very good news.

Noah

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2012JanMar/0098.html

[2] 
http://hothardware.com/News/Googles-SPDY-Incorporated-Into-NextGen-HTML-Company-Offers-TCP-Enhancements/

[3] 
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/01/25/027200/googles-spdy-could-be-incorporated-into-next-gen-http
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