[erlang-questions] Two beautiful programs - or web programming made easy
Sat Feb 12 21:03:03 CET 2011
On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:10:55 +1100, Jerome Martin
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 4:34 PM, Masklinn <> wrote:
>> On 2011-02-12, at 15:34 , Marc Worrell wrote:
>> > By the way, websockets is not broken. Some proxies are broken.
>> If these proxies being broken create a *security issue* with using
>> websockets, then websockets themselves are broken.
> This must be one of the most nonsensical sentence I have read since a
> time from someone supposedly mastering basic logic. Nice one.
Sounded like circular logic, but I _kind of_ see what he was trying to say
Browsers, much like OSs, are in the unfortunate position of having to be
careful what they introduce coz of the impact on other-people's faulty
code. Too careful in the websockets case. Web developers have been
suffering from the uni-directional issue for too long. It's not a minor
limitation, it's major. Broken proxies just need to be fixed and not pass
I've waited in vain for the Mozilla Framework (and hence Firefox) to
support websockets. The debate reminds me of Linus rather rudely
complaining about the undue status given to fixing "security" bugs over
The solution might be for web-developers to move away from browsers and
handle their own security.
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