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From Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <>
Subject Re: Any interest in "Asynchronous Servlets"
Date Sat, 28 Apr 2007 03:12:31 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:
> Filip Hanik - Dev Lists wrote:
>> This is not quite the same as Comet. Main difference is that the 
>> "Asynchronous Servlets" (AS) are not registered with the Poller.
>> It just means that when a HTTP request comes in, the Request/Response 
>> pair can be handed off to a background thread.
>> Useful for AJAX scenarios.
>> Should we implement non-blocking read/write for Comet, we could reuse 
>> that exact same implementation for the AS, and the web app could 
>> implement it's own polling.
>> We would of course have the need for the ability to end the request 
>> asynchronously, so that the request/response objects and everything 
>> that goes with it can be recycled.
> I don't know what you are talking about, so I can't really comment. I 
> have no interest in doing stuff that would be too complex, since in 
> the end async stuff over HTTP is just a lame hack.
actually, it would be a lot easier than Comet :), I'll create a patch, 
then we can review it before we decide to move on.
> Rémy
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