Google dumps SPDY in favour of HTTP/2, any plans for nginx?

Ilya Grigorik igrigorik at
Wed Feb 11 00:38:29 UTC 2015

Pedantic, but I object to the wording in the title :) ... SPDY was/is an
experimental branch of HTTP/2, and now that HTTP/2 is in the final stages
of becoming a standard, there is no longer the need for SPDY and hence the
announcement of a deprecation timeline -- it's not and never was SPDY vs.
HTTP/2. That aside...

>From what I understand (at least from a few conversations at nginx.conf),
there is already some existing efforts around enabling http/2 support? I'd
love to see some official product plans and/or timelines as well.


On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 3:25 PM, mex <nginx-forum at> wrote:

> Google dumps SPDY in favour of HTTP/2, any plans ore roadmap for HTTP/2 in
> nginx?
> see
> "HTTP is the fundamental networking protocol that powers the web. The
> majority of sites use version 1.1 of HTTP, which was defined in 1999 with
> RFC2616. A lot has changed on the web since then, and a new version of the
> protocol named HTTP/2 is well on the road to standardization. We plan to
> gradually roll out support for HTTP/2 in Chrome 40 in the upcoming weeks.
> HTTP/2’s primary changes from HTTP/1.1 focus on improved performance. Some
> key features such as multiplexing, header compression, prioritization and
> protocol negotiation evolved from work done in an earlier open, but
> non-standard protocol named SPDY. Chrome has supported SPDY since Chrome 6,
> but since most of the benefits are present in HTTP/2, it’s time to say
> goodbye. We plan to remove support for SPDY in early 2016, and to also
> remove support for the TLS extension named NPN in favor of ALPN in Chrome
> at
> the same time. Server developers are strongly encouraged to move to HTTP/2
> and ALPN."
> cheers,
> mex
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