[whatwg] Suggestion of an alternative TCPConnection implementation

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Jun 19 04:07:53 PDT 2008

Correct me if I am wrong: no two-way TCP daemon like telnet, ssh, POP3, NNTP
or IMAP allows reconnecting to an existing session when the connection drops
and for UDP daemons this question is moot because the connection never drops
although it can occasionally fail.  Why should a custom connection from
inside the browser make an exception?

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Frode Borli
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:53 AM
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Subject: [whatwg] Suggestion of an alternative TCPConnection implementation

I see one problem, and that is if the connection is lost (for example
because of a proxy server):

This could be fixed creating a new header ment for storing a client
session id. If we standardize on that, the web server could
automatically map the client back to the correct instance of the
server application and neither the client, nor the server application
need to know that the connection was lost.

Any feedback will be appreciated.

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