[erlang-questions] Webmachine pass-off to Misultin/Cowboy

Tristan Sloughter <>
Mon May 30 00:01:42 CEST 2011

Kevin Smith simply includes a version of mochiweb that supports websockets.
At least from what I could tell of that repo when I looked at it before.

And the reason I don't want to use comet and why its "advantageous" is
simply curiosity and fun :).


On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:

> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Tristan Sloughter
> <> wrote:
> > I was curious if anyone has used Misultin or Cowboy in someway with
> > Webmachine to handle websockets? My thinking is Webmachine handles
> > everything but when an upgrade request is received it passes off the
> socket
> > to Misultin or Cowboy.
> You could always port webmachine to Yaws, which has supported
> websockets for quite awhile now. But I thought Kevin Smith has already
> done something with webmachine and websockets?
> https://github.com/kevsmith/webmachine
> > I ask this since websockets don't exactly fit the Webmachine way of doing
> > things but it would be nice to use Webmachine for everything else. Which
> was
> > also expressed by everyone on the webmachine mailing list when I asked
> about
> > use of websockets in Webmachine.
> Correct, since webmachine is all about following the rules of HTTP
> while websockets is a way of stepping outside of HTTP.
> > But maybe I'm going about this all wrong...
> Maybe so; it depends on why stepping outside of HTTP seems advantageous.
> --steve
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