[Seaside] Asynchronous message sending andSeaside/Script.aculo.us/JavaScript/AJAX

Rob Withers reefedjib at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 23:21:06 UTC 2010

Thanks for pointing this out, Lukas.  I have a lot to learn with Seaside, 
and am now just reading the book.  I noticed there is a section on Comet, 
which I read.  It is good to know that async events can update the page.


From: "Lukas Renggli" <renggli at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 11:47 AM
To: "Seaside - general discussion" <seaside at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: [Seaside] Asynchronous message sending 

>> I am trying to figure out how I can integrate my asynchronous message
>> sending framework with Seaside.  From my reading, it seems that Seaside
>> works on a request/response model.  Furthermore, with
>> JavaScript/AJAX/Script.aculo.us it still works on a request/response 
>> model.
> Yes, this is how HTTP is designed.
>> There seems there is no way to "push" events/content.   Is this accurate?
> No.
> For a long time there is the Comet package that provides a "hack" for
> pushing events from the server to the client. See the Comet examples
> that come with every Seaside distribution.
> Also Philippe recently published a WebSocket implementation for
> Seaside, but that doesn't work with all web browsers yet.
> Lukas
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