HTTP Speed+Mobility draft-montenegro-httpbis-speed-mobility-00
Lucas Meadows stashed this in HTTP 2.0
Stashed in: SPDY
Not that I'm anti-SPDY per se, but I would like to see a finalized RFC on HTTP 2.0 before everyone adopts SPDY. This draft expires on September 2, 2012.
It looks like they're trying to improve not only performance, but also battery life for mobile devices. From the article:
Any new protocol for transporting HTTP data on the Internet must also
take into account the types of systems and devices that use HTTP and
how they are connected to the Internet. The growth of the Internet
of the next decade (and longer) will be fueled by mobile apps and
mobile devices, as well as by the cheap, limited-capability devices
envisioned by the "Internet of Things." For all these devices, speed
is only one design tenet: considerations about battery life,
bandwidth limitations, processor and memory constraints, and various
policy mandates will also challenge designers and users. For
instance, the user of a device connected over mobile broadband may
need to minimize the amount of data sent in order to conserve
bandwidth, minimize power usage and monetary cost of communication.
Furthermore, transmitting the same amount of data may have radically
different power implications depending on how the transfer is
structured: for example, when operating over a mobile broadband
interface it is more efficient to use a single larger transfer than
to space out the transmission in multiple smaller transfers.
Multiple transfers may cause multiple radio transitions between low
and high powered states, causing additional battery drain.