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From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 22:57:15 +0100
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* Schalk Neethling wrote:
>I guess a lot of people are asking the question but, what is the state
>on the following:
>Apparently this is the case in Opera as well.

This is an announcement from today, so in all likelyhood nothing has
changed about the state since the announcement. There is nothing new
here; that there is software out there that treats port 80 traffic as
HTTP traffic even if you don't want it to has been known for a couple
of years. So long as Websocket goes over port 80 you have to either
shout "please don't treat this as HTTP!!" down the tube and hope for
the best with varying levels of confidence depending on what it is
that you are shouting, or you can make the Websocket protocol such
that no harm can come from the software not listening to your shouting.

The "news" here is that some people looked at some simple forms of
shouting and found that those simple forms of shouting aren't perfect.
There are many proposals for shouting and making the protocol such
that shouting is unnecessary that are being discussed in the IETF
hybi Working Group. What will become of that, or when that will arrive,
is anyone's best guess.
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