[aida] Happy news: WebSocket just started working

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Sun Nov 28 23:35:22 CET 2010

Some reading about WebSockets:

  Introduction to WebSocket from Opera guys:

  IETF WebSocket protocol RFP:

Test page to test if your browser supports WebSockets:


Current browser support:

  Firefox 4 beta
  Opera 11 beta
  Safari 5.0.2
  Chrome 6

On 28. 11. 2010 23:29, Janko Mivšek wrote:
> Dear all,
> I just like to inform you, that I manage to establish first WebSocket
> connection between Aida and web browser. Now path to the real-time web
> apps on Aida is open!
> WebSocket protocol namelly allows a bidirectional communication between
> browser and server, it is therefore a Comet as it should be, without
> hacks as used until now, like long polling etc.
> Aida will open WebSocket immediatelly at the start of new user session
> and maintain it during a whole session. This means that any Aida app
> will be able to send back to browser messages at any time. Usually to
> update some element on the webpage when something change on the server.
> This Comet functionality will from now be always present on Aida apps,
> no need to do anything extra anymore. On WebSocket capable browsers of
> course, which will be soon all (except IE as usual of course, but who
> cares!)
> More to come.
> Janko

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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