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The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

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Does the web still need HTTP Deflate?

The compression format war of the last decade was won by Gzip. Why do web browsers still support the legacy HTTP Deflate (Zlib) format? It’s time to deprecate it.

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Chrome to remove HTTP/2 Push

Chrome intends to remove support for server push; an underutilized performance feature introduced in HTTP/2. It cites low usage and implementation complexity.

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Avoid Nginx’s merge_slashes option

Don’t use Nginx’s merge_slashes option in your HTTP reverse caching proxy setup. Here’s an example of an unintended problem caused by blindly rewriting URLs.