Good to see that nginx 1.17 is slated to include HTTP/3 support. Firefox supports the current Draft (because we have a Draft version, yay) since November, so this is promising, all things considered. Good work by all involved – some of the working group discussion minutes read intense.
If you want to read up on HTTP/3, I'd recommend the short booklet by Daniel Stenberg (the curl developer): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Http3-explained-en.pdf
@rixx I didn't realize we were up to v3 already. v2 still feels like yesterday
@rixx Wait, we're doing HTTP 3 now?!
It took us like 10 years from 1.0 to 1.1, 20 years to /2, and now we're starting /3 basically on the next business day?
@henryk Yup, both intentionally and by way of lessions learned in the adoption and creation of HTTP/2. The booklet is pretty nice and also describes politics and resoning leading to this point.
@rixx *cue joke about waiting for HTTP/3.11 for Workgroups*
@rixx are there actually websites using (or better, offering) HTTP/3 already? I just realized my Firefox has HTTP/3 already implemented \o/
@Joker Since HTTP/3 was originally a Google thing, those are the best bet, but I don't know if they switched to a standards-compliant version yet.
@MacLemon @rixx I just checked Google and they are not (at least not for me here in this network, and not for https://gf.dev/http3-test). But yes, Facebook and Cloudflare seem to use HTTP/3 on some sites. I use this zsh function for my local test: https://p.nnev.de/9342
I thought at least Google would use it, since they were heavily included in the development of QUIC 🤷
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