WiSH: A General Purpose Message Framing over Byte-Stream Oriented Wire Protocols (HTTP)

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This document defines a general purpose message framing named WiSH which supports bi-directional (bidi) message-based communication over byte-stream oriented protocols such as HTTP (in its standard semantics). WiSH is designed to be compatible with WebSocket. WiSH can be viewed as a binary and bidi alternative to the framing defined for the server-sent events (SSE, EventSource) Web API [SSE].


Takeshi Yoshino (tyoshino@google.com)
Wenbo Zhu (wenboz@google.com)

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