RE: [hybi] [Uri-review] ws: and wss: schemes

Web Sockets is a transmission protocol, intended as a substitute for TCP/IP
where it is unavailable by policy.  (Of course, it is a TCP/IP overlay, so
TCP/IP must be technically available.)  TCP/IP is a transmission protocol
and it is useless without a communication protocol.  And so is Web Sockets.
I think the idea to use Web Sockets on the server is void; the server can
use TCP/IP at will.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Martin J. Dürst" [] 
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:55 AM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: 'Jamie Lokier';;;; 'David
Subject: Re: [hybi] [Uri-review] ws: and wss: schemes

Sorry to be very late with this.

On 2009/08/12 19:15, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
>   1.  Encouraging the user to enter a Web Sockets URL does not make sense
> cross-domain connections are not allowed, which I hope will be the case
> draft specification [1] does not contain security considerations).

Could it be that the URI/IRI entered is sent to a server, where there 
are no cross-domain restrictions?

>   2.  While we are at it, a Web Sockets connection is useless without
> the protocol, and the protocol to be used is not contained within the URL.
> That means a ws URL is not self-contained and thus useless as a
> locator.

My understanding is that there is a Web Sockets protocol.

Regards,   Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

Received on Thursday, 10 September 2009 08:17:37 UTC