Saturday, May 16, 2015
The more things change
HTTP2 is finally here (link via Hacker News). I'm not happy about it, but what can I (or you) do? It's a done deal.
Part of the reason I don't like it is that it seems as if Google pushed this for their own needs.
You have a completely warped perspective here.
This is something Google pushed, so that Google can have as many tracking cookies as they like when you browse the internet, without the cookies causing a noticeable performance degradation because a http request might exceed the American DSLs MTU size.
This was one of the primary engineering criterias. No really.
There's no features in it for the user.
You have a completely warped perspective here. This is something Google pushed,… | Hacker News
Google is now in a position to dictate the architecture of the web.
one could ignore Google and blithely go about their web business,
if you want to even have a chance of being found on the web,
you follow the
dictates commands of Google!
even I kept mucking with my blog until I got the “okay” from
(although there were other reasons I did the change besides Google,
notice I didn't stop until Google said
I was okay).
And don't think Google will stop there
(which is another rant for another time).
Another reason I don't like HTTP2 is that, as written, it's TCP over TCP. I can understand why they did it that way, but it's sad that for as much power as Google has, even they couldn't force a more sensible change.
Plus ça change, plus ils deviennent énervant.