[webkit-dev] Staging WebSocket protocol deployment
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Nov 13 15:01:19 PST 2009
On Fri, 13 Nov 2009, Jeremy Orlow wrote:
> I'm not very familiar with the IETF's efforts, but my understanding is
> that they were creating a competing protocol. Are they in fact creating
> something that they want to submit as a replacement to WebSockets? If
> so, why is WebSockets moving to last call?
The IETF is just a bunch of open mailing lists, there's no "they" that
doesn't include us.
The WebSocket protocol is pretty stable at this point. I doubt it will
change much. The recent IETF meeting indicated that most people agree that
we want something like WebSockets, and it has already received several
years of public review.
I wouldn't worry about changing the schemes or anything like that; if the
protocol _does_ change in non-backwards-compatible ways, then we'll just
change the protocol to not step on this code.
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