High-speed browser communications back on track

WebSocket, a technology designed to open a high-speed browser communications link, is getting back on track after a security problem derailed it last year.

WebSocket, a technology designed to open a high-speed browser communications link, is getting back on track after a security problem derailed it last year.

WebSocket is intended for use on websites that involve time-sensitive communications, such as multiplayer games or real-time trading. A security issue raised concerns about WebSocket and led to reworking of the technology. Now supporters say WebSocket is fixed and ready to go.

"It seems like it will happen very soon," said Brian Albers, vice president of development at Kaazing, which commercializes WebSocket. "There's a meeting of the IETF [Internet Engineering Task Force] at the end of the month in Prague. There's a lot of movement to get this wrapped up by then."

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