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Re: Server-Sent Events contradiction

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 17:24:11 -0600
Message-ID: <CABirCh813FOohd_Z=t_cWrPOLpoO0ruOegvevCwNPGtLL6e+mA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Bill Thiede <w3@xinu.tv>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> Since none of the browsers I could test reconnect for 500s currently as
> far as I can tell, I've changed the spec to not make 5xxs reconnect. The
> server load issue seems like a pretty big deal.


Ordinary exponential backoff deals with the server load issue.  It doesn't
make sense for a transient error to cause the connection to permanently
fail.  All this does is make web developers do it themselves, which we
shouldn't need to deal with.

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Glenn Maynard
Received on Wednesday, 2 January 2013 23:24:37 GMT

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