Re: [websockets] Making optional extensions mandatory in the API (was RE: Getting WebSockets API to Last Call)

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 00:06, Anne van Kesteren <> wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 03:35:03 -0700, Takeshi Yoshino <>
> wrote:
>> Is new XHR spec going to make gzip mandatory for its underlying HTTP?
> I do not think that analogy makes sense. The WebSocket protocol can only be
> used through the WebSocket API, HTTP is prevalent in more places.

What do you mean by "more places"?

> Having said that, XMLHttpRequest does place constraints on HTTP. E.g. it
> requires redirects to be followed, it does not expose 1xx responses, only
> works cross-origin in combination with CORS, etc.

I agree that there're some constrains must be placed on underlying protocol
to make it useful/secure on browser.

Received on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 15:50:49 UTC