[LINK] WebSockets

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Mar 29 09:03:35 AEDT 2011

At 14:12 +0000 28/3/11, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>Perhaps of interest .. HTML5 'WebSockets'
>If your browser supports WebSockets, the world market information
>at the bottom of the page will refresh every couple of seconds.
>New Protocol Turbocharges the Web: WebSockets lets the Web handle complex
>communications in real time.

A reinvention.  But will it be any better this time around?

Push technologies were all the rage in the mid-to-late 1990s, briefly:

And tickertape apps were being deplored as early as March 1996:

Okay, I accept there are always more suckers out there;  so there's 
room for this to have its days in the sun.

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