Alternative services allow an origin serving an http:// or https:// resource to nominate additional (protocol, host, port) tuples that the client can choose to request the resource from instead of the origin when making subsequent requests. This can be used, for example, as a protocol upgrade mechanism, for connection pooling, or for load balancing.

Specification

Established standard

Status in Chromium

Internals>Network>HTTP2


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 52
  • Chrome for Android release 52
  • Android WebView release 52

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • In development
  • No signal
  • No signal
  • No signals

Owners

Last updated on 2020-11-09