Server-Sent Events (EventSource)
Enables push notifications from the server received as DOM events.
Mac Macaulay commented
Web apps are more ubiquitous in business settings and our hospital (along with most others) are abandoning IE in favour of "more supported" browsers. Web developers are trying to leverage as many different techniques and protocols to allow data to flow from one application to the next and IE just doesn't cut it in a business setting.
Add SSE to Edge before we are forced to install Firefox on all 3,500+ PCs.
Our web site streams Stock Market Data for Investors. Our software is totally dependent on this feature. We want to include The Edge Browser in our list of compatible browsers. Please add it !!! Thanks.
Christian Pino Tossi commented
This feature is definitely a good one. It does not run into issues on the transport layer like websockets sometimes does because of proxies which do not support websockets.
Would appreciate to see this to become part of the next version MS Edge.
Ivan Borisenko commented
This feature is most simpler for realtime notifications than WebSockets and is designed more throughly. All support it.
I really hope that this is part of the new browser. I just switched my server platform to use server sent events and have noticed a huge decrease in resources needed per client (over comet requests). I will not be installing comet handling just for Microsoft. After all the past blunders in terms of compatibility -- I really hope that they include this and get this right.
RESTCONF uses SSE for it's notification mechanisms. RESTCONF is a HTTP based interface to the increasingly popular (in the networking space) NETCONF spec.
Go IE! Looks like everybody else could make it! We're just waiting for you :) http://caniuse.com/?utm_content=buffer67151&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#feat=eventsource
Ryan McDonough commented
We've started moving to Chrome for Business because of this and keeping IE around for legacy applications.
Nino Cencio Gonzales commented
Please make IE to support Server-Sent Events.
Aaron Shafovaloff commented
Dear IE team, thank you for the strides you have been making.
WebSockets are overkill in most cases. Please develop support for server-sent events. IE (and Opera Mini, if that even counts) is the only hold-out:
The world is doing de revolution with HTML5 but IE NOT.
You need run to make the best IE
I love IE, please support SSE!
Bruno Oliveira commented
Support Server-Sent Event already *********!
Off-topic: I hope Surface 2 RT can run Windows 10 universal apps or else... How come Surface 2 won't be upgraded to Windows 10? It's a fantastic tablet much better than the iPads and (buggy) Androids
IE is so behind other browsers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't move my app to IE until this is done.
This is a standard that has been in the pipeline since 2009. Given its simplicity and wide-spread adoption by other browsers I would define this as borderline inexcusable.
Alexandre Morgaut commented
IE is the only browser that does not support event source: http://caniuse.com/#search=eventsource
The Server-Sent Events solution is lighter than Web Sockets and more proxy and Firewall friendly
A good article about it:
Richard K (@vltr) commented
As I already have mentioned before via Tweeter, EventSource is much better to handle in a network environment, since as a sysadmin, proxy servers tend to blow up almost any websocket impl. Server Side Events then, using plain HTTP, looks like a good solution when considering signals from server to the user. The other signal we already have (and working for years), which is the protocol client request itself :)
Moshe Lampert commented
ASP.net SignalR support this, but IE not.