The HTTP standard is getting an overhaul and while faster Web pages are a big win for the first major revision since 1999 better encryption may have a more lasting impact.
In a blog post, Mark Nottingham, chairman of the IETF working group behind creating the standards, said the HTTP 2.0 specifications have been formally approved. From here, the specs go through a request for comment phase and then published.
HTTP, or Hyptertext Transfer Protocol, is one of the standards that makes the Web tick. In a nutshell, HTTP allows a browser to connect with a Web server to load a page. HTTP 2.0 is promising faster loading speed.