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Mozilla Debuts Firefox 36

Firefox 36 provides security fixes and improvements, and is the first version of Firefox to fully support the new HTTP/2 protocol.

HTTP/2 is the successor to HTTP 1.1, the protocol on which the Web has run since 1999. On Feb. 18, Mark Nottingham, chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group, declared that HTTP/2 is done—meaning the basic definition of the HTTP/2 protocol has been finalized and now the specification is going through the final phases of the standards process. Multiple improvements were made to HTTP/2 to make network transport more efficient and more secure than the current HTTP 1.1 protocol.

Mozilla's Firefox 36 release notes refer to HTTP/2 as enabling "a faster more scalable and more responsive web."

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Firefox 36 Gains HTTP/2 Support, Fixes Critical Vulnerabilities

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.