This is the home page for HTTP/2, a major revision of the Web's protocol. It is maintained by the IETF HTTP Working Group.
See also HTTP/2 JP, maintained by the Japanese HTTP/2 community.
HTTP/2 is a replacement for how HTTP is expressed “on the wire.” It is not a ground-up rewrite of the protocol; HTTP methods, status codes and semantics are the same, and it should be possible to use the same APIs as HTTP/1.x (possibly with some small additions) to represent the protocol.
The focus of the protocol is on performance; specifically, end-user perceived latency, network and server resource usage. One major goal is to allow the use of a single connection from browsers to a Web site.
The basis of the work was SPDY, but HTTP/2 has evolved to take the community’s input into account, incorporating several improvements in the process.
HTTP/2 is comprised of two specifications:
We track known implementations of HTTP/2 on our wiki.