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Re: [Server-Sent Events] Network connection clarification

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:59:47 -0500
Message-ID: <CABirCh8xRGX0SzCcbcAQw55+2TgAeCGOfJqEDA0YZF_xMhgG-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Kornel LesiƄski <kornel@geekhood.net>, Neil Jenkins <neilj@opera.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> This can be handled easily and competently by browsers.

Also, browsers can do this much better than scripts.  The browser can tell
immediately when a network connection, shared proxy connection, etc. become
available, avoiding unnecessary delays.  For example, when a bus exits a
tunnel and the connection is restored, or a mobile device switching from 3G
to wifi, or a desktop system being assigned a new IP by a DHCP server; in
all of these cases, the browser should reestablish the connection
immediately, as soon as the connection becomes available again.

Users can't do this in scripts, and these are system and platform-specific
details that users shouldn't have to care about.

Glenn Maynard
Received on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 23:00:16 UTC

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