This months talk is from Martin Owen on Comet.
The talk will describe:
- The Bayeaux protocol that Dojo have defined as a standard way of adding Comet support to web servers. Don't worry, I won't go into much detail!
- Examples of sites which already use Comet, and other potential uses.
- The advantages and disadvantages of Comet over browser plugins like Flash, and standard techniques like periodic refresh.
- How this kind of thing will hopefully become standard in HTML 5, doing away with all these hacks!
There should be at least one interactive demo, a browser based chat application (the "Hello World" of Comet), which people should be able to use if they bring their laptops (and the wifi is working).
Official Website: http://geekup.org
Added by tshannon on March 14, 2008