Google Chrome is going to really accelerate. Chrome developers implement a new compression algorithm called Brotli, which is capable of 26% more efficient compression than its predecessor Zopfli. Brotli already released for alpha testing so. Night edition of Chrome Canary .
Brotli (swiss roll) is a response to Google’s developers constantly increasing volume of web data streaming. Accelerate the uploading of content and reduces consumption data connections limited data limits. Brotli used in compression algorithms LZ77 and Huffman coding and processing of the current web content (css, html, js) about 17-25% more efficient than the widely-compression utility gzip. Very good performance given on the website using the WOFF font optimization 2.0.
Brotli will be usable on a secure HTTPS connection, and therefore its strength to the full effect when they start to support and Web servers. Anyway, Google hopes for an early expansion Brotli algorithm which considers the completely new data format. Besides a friendly browser Firefox him tested since November, when he was released through the channel Firefox Developer Edition. Chrome users can activate it at night Canary build Google or even in versions of Chrome Dev and Chrome Beta, after activation of the algorithm in the advanced settings:
- just open the settings (write in the address bar chrome: // flags );
- search for an entry Content encoding Brotli ,
- select it as the Active and restart the browser.
The stable version of Google Chrome will be up Brotli from issue no. 49th