IE8/FF3 Going To 6 Parallel Connections

As most everybody knows by now the IE team will increase IE8’s concurrent connections to 6 (from 2). Now there are rumblings that the next FF3 beta will follow suit and increase the default to 6.The HTTP/1.1 standard recommends 2 which at the time made sense.

In the world of broadband, limiting connections per host to 2 makes little sense. Us fronteers have been forced to do subdomain hacks, css sprites, etc to deal with this. I’m psyched.

Steve Souders also has a good wrap up along trying to answer the question of will this break the internet?