HTTP/1 Pipelining support has been removed in Firefox 54

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HTTP/1 Pipelining support has been removed in Firefox 54

Unread postby alex04 » Sun, 01 Oct 2017, 16:52

HTTP/1 Pipelining support has been removed in Firefox 54. Maintaining it as we make the move into a new world full of HTTP/2 and other substantial, standardized improvements to networking performance is not worthwhile given pipelining's compatibility and performance issues. The network.http.pipelining preference (as well as the other preferences that start with "network.http.pipelining") is now ignored. See bug 1340655 for further information.


https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/54

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Re: HTTP/1 Pipelining support has been removed in Firefox 54

Unread postby dark_moon » Sun, 01 Oct 2017, 17:14

We Pale Moon should remove that? Works fine
I dont see any reason. Even as nice to have fallback from HTTP2

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Re: HTTP/1 Pipelining support has been removed in Firefox 54

Unread postby Moonchild » Sun, 01 Oct 2017, 17:57

Sorry but pipelining is as much part of the HTTP standard as anything else. The fact that Mozilla is convinced it has serious enough issues (of which the only ones we've seen were incomplete standards support by routers and proxies on occasion) to remove it does not impact us.
They seem to have decided to remove it because of Firefox crashing on them (probably e10s related) in certain situation with pipelining enabled, and they don't want to have the maintenance burden for something they don't use, so instead of saying "no customer support for this", it's yanked out.
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