[whatwg] WebSockets: what to do when there are too many open connections
simonp at opera.com
Wed May 12 04:31:54 PDT 2010
establishing a WebSocket connection:
Note: There is no limit to the number of established WebSocket connections
a user agent can have with a single remote host. Servers can refuse to
connect users with an excessive number of connections, or disconnect
resource-hogging users when suffering high load.
Still, it seems likely that user agents will want to have limits on the
number of established WebSocket connections, whether to a single remote
host or multiple remote hosts, in a single tab or overall. The question is
what should be done when the user agent-defined limit of established
connections has been reached and a page tries to open another WebSocket.
I think just waiting for other WebSockets to close is not good. It just
means that newly loaded pages don't work.
If there are any WebSockets in CLOSING state, then I think we should wait
until they have closed. Otherwise, I think we should force close the
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