[whatwg] HttpOnly cookie for WebSocket?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 28 01:07:53 PST 2010

On Thu, 28 Jan 2010, Salvatore Loreto wrote:
> a new IETF wg has been formed to take care of WebSocket protocol
> HyBi: http://tools.ietf.org/wg/hybi/charters
> So, this issue is something it should be discussed there
> (btw I am forwdard it to the HyBi ml)
> N.B. to subscribe to the HyBi ml: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/hybi

The WHATWG is still actively working on the WebSocket protocol, as we are 
with all of the specifications listed in the FAQ:


...and feedback on the WebSocket protocol is therefore very welcome on 
this mailing list. (Indeed, I continue to track all e-mails sent to this 
list and will reply to all substantial feedback sent to it.)

As a side note, it's unclear exactly what the HyBi group is actually going 
to be working on. The timetable listed on the charter linked above is 
clearly at odds with reality; WebSocket is already shipping in Chrome and 
is ready to be shipped in two other browsers, and multiple servers are 
already available, so clearly March 2011 for a last call isn't really 
workable (especially since the spec reached last call at the WHATWG in 
2009 -- the main thing missing now is test cases). However, I encourage 
anyone interested in Web Sockets to participate in the HyBi group, and 
indeed discussion of their timetable is probably best had there.

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