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Re: websocket HTTP response parsing

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 21:33:16 +0200
Message-ID: <48726F7C.7080605@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> We can't. If the handshake occurs after the first byte sent over the 
> connection, it would be far too easy for someone to smuggle in a fake 
> handshake.
> Furthermore, one of our core requirements is the ability to implement a 
> Web Socket Protocol server without any HTTP server involvement, and so we 
> can't build this on HTTP.

I was asking to *relax* the server requirements (by allowing the server 
to return variants of the response that are equivalent from an HTTP 
point of view) -- how would that make a server implementation harder?

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 7 July 2008 19:34:17 UTC

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