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FYI IE9 (probably) won't support WebSockets
7 points by nailer 1963 days ago | 6 comments
I emailed Eric Lawrence from the IE team to ask. The response:

"Sorry, Mike-- The IE team has not made any announcements regarding if/when support for WebSockets will appear in IE.

-Eric"

Make of this what you will, but it sounds like a probable no to me.




Here's hoping your intuition turns out to be false. WebSockets should be really easy to implement compared to, say, Canvas.

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Though it should be noted that Canvas looks like it's also going to be MIA.

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About a year ago, they said they were doing "lots of stuff", whatever that might mean. http://processingjs.org/blog/?p=77

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It sounds to me like they have made no formal announcement and employees are forbidden from saying anything that hasn't been formally announced. Neither a yes nor a no. If they are working on an implementation, they will probably wait as long as possible before committing to it in public.

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Will IE9 support anything other than only some versions of Windows?

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That doesn't mean anything really: he's not confirming or denying and there isn't much to read into.

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