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Re: [XHR] chunked requests

From: Wenbo Zhu <wenboz@google.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 13:04:31 -0800
Message-ID: <CAD3-0rPLr-bib=8TGMLSm8s3OsQrwj0yaJMKtmFbMOOyUJYy4g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Cc: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com> wrote:

> **
> I think the Web Sockets spec is intended for client to server sessions
> like this.
WebSocket protocol isn't yet well-supported by proxies. Besides, all we
need here is a throwaway RPC-like request/response, and it's a bit heavy
duty to use WebSocket for this use case.

> As for the peer-to-peer communication, I imagine the WebRTC group is where
> you'll see more activity on this issue.
WebRTC is mostly peer-to-peer UDP (e.g. RTP), and the client-to-client
communication has nothing to do with either HTTP or WebSocket.

I don't know that arbitrary binary data is on their agenda -- I hope it is
> -- for p2p communication.
> On 12/7/11 5:59 PM, Wenbo Zhu wrote:
> One use case that we have which is not currently handled by XMLHttpRequest
> is incrementally sending data that takes a long time to generate _from the
> client to the server_. For example, if we were to record data from a
> microphone, we couldn't upload it in real time to the server with the
> current API.
>  The MediaStreaming spec also mentioned several use cases which would
> require streaming request data via an API:
>  - Sending the locally-produced streams to remote peers and receiving
> streams from remote peers.
> - Sending arbitrary data to remote peers.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video-conferencing-and-peer-to-peer-communication.html
>  - Wenbo
Received on Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:05:07 UTC

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