HTTP application streams a response to the client gradually - how deal with it?
cpl.19.ghum at spamgourmet.com
Wed Apr 30 00:49:23 CEST 2003
> If you disagree that HTTP is not suitable for a chat application,
> please feel free to say why.
I don't want to write a Chat Server via HTTP. Chat-Servers are just three
imports away using twisted - and IRC, Jabber.... are all designed to be
There is a existing Chat server, using HTTP / HTML. Currently it only
works with Internet-Explorer as a client. Lynx is unlucky, Mozilla works
So I want to do a Chat Client in Python. Perhaps translating from the
HTTP-Stream to another protocol.
I think it's not a good idea to use HTTP for Chat - but it is used.
> If your issue is with the use of port 80 (or whatever HTTP port is in
> use), often being the only port that goes through firewalls, then
>that's a different issue from trying to use HTTP for what it wasn't
The issue is: HTTP is used for this kind of stuff. And as you mention -
it was not designed for it.
So your feedback was valuable - especially the part about Request /
Response. It looks as if I have to go the socket way. Maybe a second try
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