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Initial HTTP Speed+Mobility Open Source Prototype Now Available for Download

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Initial HTTP Speed+Mobility Open Source Prototype Now Available for Download

From the post:

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. has just published an initial open source prototype implementation of HTTP Speed+Mobility. The prototype is available for download on, where you will also find pointers to the source code.

The IETF HTTPbis workgroup met in Paris at the end of March to discuss how to approach HTTP 2.0 in order to meet the needs of an ever larger and more diverse web. It would be hard to downplay the importance of this work: it will impact how billions of devices communicate over the internet for years to come, from low-powered sensors, to mobile phones, to tablets, to PCs, to network switches, to the largest datacenters on the planet.

Prior to that IETF meeting, Jean Paoli and Sandeep Singhal announced in their post to the Microsoft Interoperability blog that Microsoft has contributed the HTTP Speed+Mobility proposal as input to that conversation.

The prototype implements the websocket-based session layer described in the proposal, as well as parts of the multiplexing logic incorporated from Google’s SPDY proposal. The code does not support header compression yet, but it will in upcoming refreshes.

The open source software comprises a client implemented in C# and a server implemented in Node.js running on Windows Azure. The client is a command line tool that establishes a connection to the server and can download a set of web pages that include html files, scripts, and images. We have made available on the server some static versions of popular web pages like and, as well as a handful of simpler test pages.

I have avoided having a cell phone much less a smart phone all these years.

Now it looks like to evaluate/test semantic applications, including topic maps, I am going to have to get one.

Thanks Jean and Sandeep! ­čśë