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From Issac Goldstand <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Comet problem
Date Sun, 25 Jun 2006 07:30:18 GMT
Possibly PHP with auto-session starting is causing the serial responses...



Kevin Cadieux wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> I recently started working on a project that involves instant messaging
> through a web page. I thought it would be convenient for the server to
> push the incoming messages to the user's browser as soon as they are
> sent. That is why I started experimenting with Comet in order to make
> these server-sent notifications possible. For testing purposes, I
> developed a simple web application that waits on the web server for a
> URL to load. I made the browser wait for the URL by loading a PHP file
> through AJAX. The php file sleeps till the URL is available. The url is
> entered manually through anoter web page. As soon as it is submitted, 
> it is outputted by the PHP file to the browser. The browser then loads
> the URL.
> At first I thought that I successfully found out how to use the Comet
> technique. That was before I found out that I couldn't make multiple
> requests to wait for a URL at the same time from the same computer using
> the Firefox browser. Suppose I open 3 browser windows and load my web
> application that waits for a URL in all of them. After I submit a URL,
> it is not sent to all of them simultaneously. The web server first sends
> the response to the first client, then to the second and to the third. I
> don't know why it only does this with Firefox... Could it have anything
> to do with the Apache web server and the way firefox makes the request?
> Thank you,
> Kevin

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