3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2010 8:54 AM by drkstr_1

    Is Flex going to capitalise on Websockets in upcoming releases?

    jgf1 Level 1

      I was recently reading an APress publication - Pro HTML 5. In it they describe the benefits of Websockets and the overhead regular streaming, polled & long-polled requests add to the payload of communication over the wire. The size of the HTTP headers came to my attention in this reading, and I wondered if Adobe has plans afoot to use HTML5 style web sockets? The authors mention Netty, a Java web server and, node.js - a JavaScript implementation and mod_pywebsocket for Apache HTTP Server. Basically websocket initiates a handshake from HTTP and then the communication protocol switches to ws:// or wss:// (for secure) socket communication. Here's a draft of the spec.