Gentlemen, a call to arms!
mail at paranoidfish.org
Sat Oct 14 11:24:23 BST 2006
> Surely, since the concept of client based computing using commodity
> generic clients is now well established, now would be a good time to
> invent a protocol specifically for event driven apps? This rather than
> stretching the existing, totally inadequate, avowedly "pull" protocol
> (well) beyond its breaking point?
> There is, after all, no good reason why HTTP and this new protocol
> not operate in parallel - probably to good effect.
> "comet" is a kludge, please let's not perpetuate it.
Comet works in the majority of installed browsers today.
Given current browser release schedules and adoption rates, any new
protocol would take at least 5 years to reach that point, assuming it
makes it through the standards committees. Some of us have slightly
shorted deadlines than this,
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