Re: Server Push used for long polling

On 15 January 2015 at 20:52, Mike Bishop <>

> ·         A long-lived response in which the server occasionally emits
> interesting new information (equivalent to WebSockets, if the client isn’t
> sending anything after the initial request)

This one is probably better likened to server-sent-events, which is
effectively just a HTTP response content type.

Websocket should be likened to a long-lived client initiated stream without
HTTP semantics that exchanges messages in both directions.

your other characterisations are spot on.


Greg Wilkins <>  @  Webtide - *an Intalio subsidiary* HTTP, SPDY, Websocket server and client that scales  advice and support for jetty and cometd.

Received on Thursday, 15 January 2015 20:55:31 UTC