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Server-Sent Events (EventSource)

Enables push notifications from the server received as DOM events.

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      • AgrajAgraj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is for reasons such as these, developers don't want to use IE/Edge. And at least as developers we need a reason and a deadline !!

      • Razvan MihaiuRazvan Mihaiu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is for decisions like this that I hope that someday we will not have ANY browser from Microsoft. Why all the other major browsers can support this wonderful feature while IE does not support it even in Edge 14?!

      • AsifAsif commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you're not going to implement this old, stable and simple W3C standard that's implemented natively in every other browser and is critical in providing simple real-time experiences - I suggest updating your slogan to make it clear how IE/MS Edge browsers are different:

        Microsoft Browsers - holding the web back since IE5!

      • bobbob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        why god its always ms the bad student of the earth .. under consideration ,seriously ?...

      • Fumio SagawaFumio Sagawa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have the server send and write useless programs by polling. Key features in Web applications.

      • paul.toyopaul.toyo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        These big doors called SSE need to be open quickly, there is not much to consider. SignalR is a workaround but still just a workaround to functionality that competition already have.

      • Bryson ThillBryson Thill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Pretty surprised that Microsoft Edge still does not support SSE. :/ Any updates on when this is going to roll out?

      • AlexAlex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be hugely useful. Supported by all other browsers!

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SSE is a really nice technology that all modern browsers should support! I expect the promising Microsoft Edge to support SSE and give developers the chance to build cross-browser real-time web apps.

      • Patrice Castet [Aqsitania]Patrice Castet [Aqsitania] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello, I just realize that even Edge does not support server-sent events, which is a very useful feature of standard HTML5, I find that unbelievable in 2015 !
        Come on Microsoft guys ! Implement it now ! At least in Edge ! (IE 11 also ?)
        At this time we tell ALL our customers to switch either to Firefox or to Chrome in order to have a modern UI ... What a pity, that's part of what should be the standard ! Stop being behind the competition !

      • Juan PedroJuan Pedro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SSE should be implemented in Microsoft Edge, it is a nice functionality very useful for business. In my current project we make use of it, and should be nice to add IE to our supported Browsers.

      • Bo LorentsenBo Lorentsen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also the polyfill needs to use XDomainRequest, and not ordinary XHR, and that is really ugly and needs a special not standard solutions on the server side (missing header support and no cookies are send).

        So, please consider proper SSE support, at least in edge !

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I ditched Websockets in my app because they were not reliable and just too much for my app and replaced them with SSE. I installed Windows 10 and opened my app in Ms Edge and had found that there are no EventSource object. I'm very dissapointed

      • 01es01es commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SSE is extremely important for many business use cases. Currently, we have to resort to polyfills, but would definitely like to see native support for SSE in Edge.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add support for SSE! Otherwise Edge will be a superhero on crutches (that is, it needs polyfils to work properly).

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