Re: Server-Sent Events contradiction

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Ian Hickson <> wrote:

> Since none of the browsers I could test reconnect for 500s currently as
> far as I can tell, I've changed the spec to not make 5xxs reconnect. The
> server load issue seems like a pretty big deal.

Ordinary exponential backoff deals with the server load issue.  It doesn't
make sense for a transient error to cause the connection to permanently
fail.  All this does is make web developers do it themselves, which we
shouldn't need to deal with.

Glenn Maynard

Received on Wednesday, 2 January 2013 23:24:37 UTC