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Getting up and running with websockets

Getting up and running with websockets

I've been reading quite a bit about this now, and feel like it's time to put it to the test. Only problem is: There aren't any native support out there. I know it's a bug for both Firefox and Webkit, which means it won't be long (hopefully) before they're in the nightlies. And I know Apache is (kinda) working on websocket support, but they seem to have been beaten by a 3rd party extension (experimental, as they call it).

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Guest [Entry]

"The Websockets APIs are close to finalized, it is the wire format that is still under review by the IETF (and the Web Apps group).

You can try Kaazing's Websocket gateway which also provides an emulation layer for older browsers lacking support for Websockets - Kaazing has support for vanilla JS, Flash, Silverlight, Java, and JavaFX."
Guest [Entry]

"I set up an example project using a Ruby server and JavaScript clients. I use the ""web-socket-flash"" project to emulate WebSockets in older browsers. The instructions are included in the README.txt.

http://github.com/thefifthcircuit/websockpuppet

My README.txt also has links to some other useful resources."