More effective lossless compression algorithm than gzip and deflate.
Brotli landed in Windows Insider Preview build 14986. You can follow progress at https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/brotlicompresseddataformat/
Cody Arsenault commented
Good to see Brotli support has been added to Edge! It is also growing in popularity in other areas as well. KeyCDN for instance just launched Brotli support: https://www.keycdn.com/blog/keycdn-brotli-support/
John-David Dalton commented
Brotli is now supported by Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
Kad Omerta commented
Why not Zstandard instead ?
This one, at least, doesn't come from the Chrome world.
Zoltan Szabadka commented
Brotli specification is now RFC 7932:
Chris Lilley commented
Note that this uses the exact same compression as WOFF 2.0 which just got moved to "Working on it". So, yay code re-use!
Jyrki Alakuijala commented
It would be wonderful to have brotli in Edge! Eric's work at http://textslashplain.com/2015/09/10/brotli/ shows that a variety of internet-related systems can benefit from it. Firefox supports brotli since September 2015, and net-stack level brotli-integration was added to Chromium code a few days ago. Also, http://caniuse.com/#search=woff2 is running on top of brotli, possibly partially covering the binary size increase that a new codec like this gives.