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Web Services and Server Push

From: Hassan Basharat <hassan@egsec.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 23:40:58 +0500
To: <www-ws@w3.org>
Hi Everyone!

I just read a Web Services Primer on xml.com and am interested in finding
how it can help me solve my problem.

I have a CGI application that talks to a web server. I need to be able to
update the client (an activeX control running in Internet Explorer)
whenever a certain event happens on the server. Can a
web service maintain constant connection with the client over sockets?
can it be used to invoke the right business components on the server
in response to a request from the client?

Im interested in it coz of the inherent limitation of CGI where
the request HAS to be initiated by the client. Thats the reason
i decided to try an ActiveX on the client side which communicates
with the server over socket. I was about to start implmenting my
own protocol for proper message delivery, formatting (XML) and error
checking etc.
but i guess its like re-inventing the wheel isn't it?

Any help to point me in the right direction will be appreciated.


Hassan Basharat
Received on Monday, 2 July 2001 14:33:48 UTC

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