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SPDY Protocol

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Mike Belshe , Roberto Peon
Last updated 2012-08-26 (Latest revision 2012-02-23)
Replaced by draft-ietf-httpbis-http2
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This document describes SPDY, a protocol designed for low-latency transport of content over the World Wide Web. SPDY introduces two layers of protocol. The lower layer is a general purpose framing layer which can be used atop a reliable transport (likely TCP) for multiplexed, prioritized, and compressed data communication of many concurrent streams. The upper layer of the protocol provides HTTP- like RFC2616 [RFC2616] semantics for compatibility with existing HTTP application servers.


Mike Belshe
Roberto Peon

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