WebSocket Protocol
WebSocket enables bidirectional, message-oriented streaming of text and binary data between client and server.
The WebSocket wire protocol (RFC 6455) developed by the HyBi Working Group consists of two high-level components: the opening HTTP handshake used to negotiate the parameters of the connection and a binary message framing mechanism to allow for low overhead, message-based delivery of both text and binary data.
Source: High Performance Browser Networking.
Browser APIs and Protocols: WebSocket - High Performance Browser Networking (O'Reilly)
High Performance Browser Networking
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