Server-Sent Events contradiction

2013-01-02 Thread Bill Thiede
The Server-Sent Events at http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/CR-eventsource-20121211/ states under the IANA considerations / Security considerations section: Servers can be overwhelmed if a situation develops in which the server is causing clients to reconnect rapidly. Servers should use a 5xx status code

Re: Server-Sent Events contradiction

2013-01-02 Thread Ian Hickson
On Sun, 30 Dec 2012, Bill Thiede wrote: The Server-Sent Events at http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/CR-eventsource-20121211/ states under the IANA considerations / Security considerations section: Servers can be overwhelmed if a situation develops in which the server is causing clients to

Re: Server-Sent Events contradiction

2013-01-02 Thread Glenn Maynard
On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Ian Hickson i...@hixie.ch wrote: Since none of the browsers I could test reconnect for 500s currently as far as I can tell, I've changed the spec to not make 5xxs reconnect. The server load issue seems like a pretty big deal. Ordinary exponential backoff deals

Re: Server-Sent Events contradiction

2013-01-02 Thread Ian Hickson
On Wed, 2 Jan 2013, Glenn Maynard wrote: On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Ian Hickson i...@hixie.ch wrote: Since none of the browsers I could test reconnect for 500s currently as far as I can tell, I've changed the spec to not make 5xxs reconnect. The server load issue seems like a