How we built it

Accept-encoding: br on HTTPS connection

Brotli (shortname "br") is used in WOFF 2.0 web fonts with great success. This is about making it available as an HTTP content-encoding method (e.g. Accept-Encoding: br). Advantages of Brotli over gzip: - significantly better compression density - comparable decompression speed

Demo

Specification

Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 50
  • Chrome for Android release 50
  • Chrome for iOS release 50
  • Android WebView release 50
  • Opera release 37
  • Opera for Android release 37

Consensus & Standardization

Owners

Last updated on 2016-06-08