HTTP/3 becomes a standard

published on 2022/06/10

More than three years after it was first proposed, the third major version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, HTTP, has been adopted as an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard.

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The QUIC transport protocol has several features that are desirable in a transport for HTTP, such as stream multiplexing, per-stream flow control, and low-latency connection establishment. This document describes a mapping of HTTP semantics over QUIC. This document also identifies HTTP/2 features that are subsumed by QUIC and describes how HTTP/2 extensions can be ported to HTTP/3.