[LINK] WebSockets

Paul Bolger pbolger at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 11:52:28 AEDT 2011

So how is this different for the end user to the AJAX, or whatever it
is, that Ebay uses to drive the real time bid price updates? The only
way to turn them off is to disable javascript, which almost nobody
(present company excepted) does.

Looking at the source code for the frame this certainly looks like
javascript, and disabling js kills it stone dead.


Maybe FF3.6 and Chrome 10.whatever are getting fed the old-style version.

I do agree though, that the browser vendors should be giving us
opt-outs on new html5 features, such as the new database function.

On 29 March 2011 13:36, Johann Kruse <whassaname at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29 March 2011 09:56, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at melbpc.org.au> wrote:
>> At 09:43 AM 29/03/2011, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>>>Sure, individuals might not like the push aspects of websockets for
>>>daily use, but in my line of work, it's actually vital (and a
>>>godsend) for productivity, function, and utility.
>> Perhaps it's a case of right tool for right circumstance instead of
>> one-size-fits-all and is in the hands only of the pusher? I can see
>> the benefit in circumstances such as yours, Ivan. But it could be
>> like any 'fad' [remember all those flashing bits on early websites?],
>> and needs to find its place in the scheme of things.
> This reminds me of the "push technnology" fad in 1996 or 1997 -
> Pointcast.  Maybe WebSockets will be their second coming :)
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