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Server-Sent Events (EventSource)

Enables push notifications from the server received as DOM events.

http://dev.w3.org/html5/eventsource/

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    Jonathan Sampson [MSFT]Jonathan Sampson [MSFT] shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Mac MacaulayMac Macaulay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

        [TL:DR]
        Add SSE to Edge before we are forced to install Firefox on all 3,500+ PCs.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 TossiChristian Pino Tossi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.
        On the other hand it will be still valuable even after the introduction of HTTP/2 Server Push which does not interact with the JavaScript Runtime like SSE does.
        Would appreciate to see this to become part of the next version MS Edge.

      • Ivan BorisenkoIvan Borisenko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature is most simpler for realtime notifications than WebSockets and is designed more throughly. All support it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Ryan McDonoughRyan McDonough commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We've started moving to Chrome for Business because of this and keeping IE around for legacy applications.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The world is doing de revolution with HTML5 but IE NOT.
        You need run to make the best IE

      • Bruno OliveiraBruno Oliveira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • FengFeng commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        IE is so behind other browsers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • cameroncameron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Richard K (@vltr)Richard K (@vltr) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 :)

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