[zeromq-dev] ZeroMQ WebSocket Transport

Doron Somech somdoron at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 17:58:58 CEST 2014

I test the WS continuation feature, anyway we cannot use it, for the
following reasons:
* From javascript you can only send a message, not a frame
* When browser receives unfinished frame it doesn't raise the onmessage
event and wait for the last frame, then concatenating all the frames. You
don't have a way to know where the frame begin and end, for example two
frames messages, first is "Hello" and second is "World" the message will
just be "HelloWorld"

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Michael Haberler <mail17 at mah.priv.at>

> Bjorn,
> Am 12.08.2014 um 15:50 schrieb Bjorn Reese <breese at mail1.stofanet.dk>:
> > On 08/12/2014 01:58 PM, Doron Somech wrote:
> >
> >> ZWS is a ZeroMQ over WebSockets, the protocol is raw and subject to
> >> changes. After some discussion with Michael Haberler we agreed that
> >> having a binary protocol is better (currently the protocol support text
> >> messages only), however the RFC is not yet updated. You can read the rfc
> >> at http://rfc.zeromq.org/spec:39
> >
> > I have only looked very briefly at this, so I may be missing something.
> >
> > Have you considered using the WebSocket continuation opcode instead of
> > encoding the more flag into ZWS? That way all ZMTP meta-data can be
> > handled outside the WebSocket payload, and the latter will be an exact
> > copy of the ZMTP body.
> reading RFC6455... yes there is in fact such a thing, Continuation Frames
> ;)
> I am admittedly your bona-fide JS/ws idiot; that said, I still have to
> discover a client-side JS Websockets API for that feature, nevermind one
> which covers the majority of browsers, but I might be overlooking something?
> dont you think that we'd be pushing the envelope a bit by relying on this
> feature?
> I rather go for "Websockets is a dumb frame pipe, not even binary-safe
> until proven otherwise" as a bottom line assumption
> - Michael
> ps: it'd be great if we could move this discussion on
> https://github.com/zeromq/JSMQ/issues - focused and low background noise
> >
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