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The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF®)
sat down over 2 years ago with one goal: to make the internet better. Wednesday, after over 200 designs, 17 drafts and 30 implementations, the group approved the first major update to standard internet protocol in 15 years
As web pages get more advanced, loading a page requires more resources. HTTP (hypertext internet transfer protocol) traditionally only allows one download request per connection. Browsers have found a way around this by issuing multiple requests, and by caching files so that pages load fasters. But this isn’t really fair since all those requests can clog up the network. So what were developers to do?