COMET meets mod_mailbox

COMET meets mod_mailbox is an interesting (new to me, anyway) way to think about asynchronous push of data from server to client. I have tried my hand at using periodic calls from the client javascript to the server for information, and it’s a load on the server, even when there’s nothing going on. And it certainly doesn’t make it seem as responsive for chat-like web applications.

Many people have done it before, it’s an old technique. I’ve seen in in the Dojo toolkit, as well as some others…but I still haven’t really seen a nice standalone solution that you can plug in. Ie. I haven’t gotten off my butt to write it in javascript so that it can be nicely package…hoping someone else will.

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