Thursday, 16 March 2017
A long, long time ago, I wrote some tests using XmlHttpRequest
to figure out how well browser caches behaved, and wrote up the
Friday, 22 April 2016
The implicit goal for Web performance is to reduce end-user perceived latency; to get the page in front of the user and interactive as soon as possible.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
The IESG has approved “HTTP Alternative Services” for publication as a Proposed Standard.
Friday, 18 December 2015
Today, the IESG approved publication of “An HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles”. It’ll be an RFC after some work by the RFC Editor and a few more process bits, but effectively you can start using it now.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
One of the things that came up at the HTTP Workshop was “distributed HTTP” — i.e., moving the Web from a client/server model to a more distributed one. This week, Brewster Khale (of Archive.org fame) talked about similar thoughts on his blog and at CCC. If you haven’t seen that yet, I’d highly suggest watching the latter.
Monday, 20 July 2015
Last night, we had a screening of CITIZENFOUR at the IETF meeting in Prague, and about 170 people showed up to see the movie about Edward Snowden’s relevations — information that led the IETF to declare such pervasive monitoring as an attack on the Internet itself.
Monday, 15 June 2015
RFC7540 has been out for about a month, so it seems like a good time for a snapshot of where HTTP/2 implementation is at.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Yesterday at IETF92 in Dallas, we had a “Bar BoF” (i.e., informal meeting) about improving the behaviour and handling of Captive Portals — those login pages that you have to click through to get onto networks in hotels, airports, and many other places.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
The IESG has formally approved the HTTP/2 and HPACK specifications, and they’re on their way to the RFC Editor, where they’ll soon be assigned RFC numbers, go through some editorial processes, and be published.
Monday, 19 January 2015
Much has been written about the societal impact of Australia’s proposed data retention laws (see some examples here and here) which I won’t repeat. However, they are quite interesting — and worrisome — from a more technical perspective.