hacks for http streaming

When working on Comet solutions, the sooner or later you have to do some browser hacks… When doing http streaming for the “push”, it is common to use an iframe as the source of the streaming conent. On the server you render the “update data”, when ever it is present. The browser is basically doing an incrementally rendering.

This works so far in most of the browsers, like Firefox2, IE7 or the latest greatest (-> nightly) WebKit. But not on Safari 3.2.1 or Google Chrome. To make them happy, I had to make the response a bit longer, by adding some bogus extra HTML…

Howdy!

Posted in ajax, Chrome, comet, web²

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