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Re: multipart, server-sent events, and

From: Alex Russell <alex@dojotoolkit.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:07:26 -0800
To: Kris Zyp <kzyp@sitepen.com>
Message-Id: <5EE7CC6E-4140-40CC-A57E-9FB0FA434D33@dojotoolkit.org>
Cc: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, <public-webapi@w3.org>

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On Feb 14, 2008, at 1:27 PM, Kris Zyp wrote:

>> I always wondered why plain old multipart/mixed was never used, with
>> Content-Location headers per part.  It would even be more general,
>> permitting multiple streams to be muxed over a single connection.
> I agree, multipart/x-mixed-replace is a strange content type for  
> streams of messages. From a functional standpoint it does not  
> matter, Alex and I simply want something that can provide a stream  
> of messages from the server.

Yes. I was suggesting multipart/x-mixed-replace because it's nearest  
to a de-facto standard currently. It works (modulo connection close  
notification issues) on Firefox for text content and is only a bug or  
2 away from working correctly in Safari.

Obviously, I'm not opposed to something better, and since this would  
be a JS API no matter what, some level of divergence is tolerable  
while "better" gets deployed.


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