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A Multiplexing Extension for WebSockets

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors John A. Tamplin , Takeshi Yoshino
Last updated 2012-08-20 (Latest revision 2012-02-28)
Replaced by draft-ietf-hybi-websocket-multiplexing
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-hybi-websocket-multiplexing
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The WebSocket Protocol [RFC6455] requires a new transport connection for every WebSocket connection. This presents a scalability problem when many clients connect to the same server, and is made worse by having multiple clients running in different tabs of the same user agent. This extension provides a way for separate logical WebSocket connections to share an underlying transport connection. Please send feedback to the mailing list.


John A. Tamplin
Takeshi Yoshino

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