[whatwg] WebSockets: what to do when there are too many open connections

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Wed May 12 11:01:11 PDT 2010

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 4:31 AM, Simon Pieters <simonp at opera.com> wrote:

> 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.

Why? Is the concern that we'd run out of memory? Overload the user's network

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