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From Jacob Champion <>
Subject Re: Upgrade Summary
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:41:37 GMT
On 12/10/2015 02:45 AM, Bert Huijben wrote:
> Websockets are different… and in some ways not really an upgrade of the
> connection… more like a hostile takeover with a final operation to a target

Ha! Yes -- although from the point of view of HTTP/1.1, all successful 
upgrades are hostile takeovers, no? But a failure to upgrade is more of 
a problem for a WebSocket client than a pure-HTTP client.

> More like a CONNECT request to a proxy…

Heh, interesting that you mention that. Proxy and cache behavior is, 
IIRC, the motivation for many of the strange-looking design decisions in 
the WebSocket protocol...


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