[FoRK] mod_pubsub way ahead of its time: Comet solves Ajax-envy

Ken Meltsner < meltsner at alum.mit.edu > on > Wed Mar 8 17:50:19 PST 2006

Recent presentation at the O'Reilly ETech conference highlighted
"Comet," which is a new name for an old trick: using an open HTTP
connection to send data to clients, rather than using polling like

Seems like it's kind of old-hat, with nothing new but the name, but
people are thinking about scalability issues (threading!) and other
subtleties, so it's not all old hat.


Absolute power corrupts absolutely, but model train sets do a pretty
good job as well

-- 2/28/05, in a odd dream

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