HTTP 1.0 is very inefficient, incurring
penalties from large
requests, TCP's setup delays
and slow start mechanism
HTTPng adds a Session Layer, using ASN.1 and
the packed encoding rules
- The protocol is designed to work
well for the commonest cases, without penalising less frequent cases.
- HTTPng allows simple and compound objects to be transferred over wide area
- HTTPng allows a client or server to initiate a new request without
waiting for previous requests to complete. It is possible to transfer
multiple objects in parallel over a single connection.
- Mandatory display:
- HTTPng supports the mandatory display of information relating to an
object, such as licensing information, copyright, authorship.