How to send a query to the browser from time to time?

Leif K-Brooks eurleif at
Tue Jul 19 19:04:22 EDT 2005

Admin wrote:
> I am creating a chat application like Messenger for the web (using the 
> browser) and I'm wondering if there is a way to receive new messages
> from  time to time from the server other than refreshing the page each 5
> sec.

Here's a pretty basic example I wrote a while ago using Twisted:
<>. The server keeps the
connection open and sends messages when they occur, with the side effect
of keeping the browser's page-loading indicator alive indefinitely.

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