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Re: [XHR] support for streaming data

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:16:33 +0000 (UTC)
To: Chris Rogers <crogers@google.com>
cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1108182014150.24216@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 17 Aug 2011, Chris Rogers wrote:
> Also, it would be good to get Ian's opinion about this since he's 
> working on similar stuff with Web Sockets.

Right now WebSockets only works with complete messages, there's no 
streaming support. I suspect that if we add streaming support to the 
protocol and the API, it'll be exposed as some sort of Stream object, 
which would then have a way to get the data out of it in chunked form, 
maybe a growing list of ArrayBuffers or something. I haven't looked at it 
in detail yet.

There would probably be some relationship to MediaStream, too; roc may 
have an opinion on this topic, as he has spoken about it before.

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