[FoRK] mod_pubsub way ahead of its time: Comet solves Ajax-envy
Lucas Gonze <
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Wed Mar 8 17:57:22 PST 2006
It seems to me that the term "AJAX" directs attention away from what is
unique and important about the underlying trend. The thing that is unique
and important is bringing Unix-ish / FOSS ways of working to browser apps.
In this case, for example, something wrapped up under the AJAX topic is in
fact not asynchronous at all.
On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> 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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