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The next version of HTTP won't be using TCP

6 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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The next version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol -the network protocol that defines how browsers talk to Web servers-is going to make a major break from the versions in use today.
Today's HTTP are all layered on top of TCP. TCP, defined as part of the core set of IP layers, provides reliable, ordered, and error-checked delivery of data over an IP network. "Reliable" means that if some data goes missing during transfer (due to a hardware failure, congestion, or a timeout), the receiving end can detect this and demand that the sending end re-send the missing data; "ordered" means...
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