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What’s new in HTTP/3?

HTTP is the application protocol that powers the Web. It began life as the so-called HTTP/0.9 protocol in 1991, and by 1999 had evolved to HTTP/1.1, which was standardised within the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). HTTP/1.1 was good enough for a long time but the ever-changing needs of the Web called for a better-suited protocol, and HTTP/2 emerged in 2015. More recently it was announced that the IETF is intending to deliver a new version – HTTP/3.

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