Bi-Directional Communication

WebSocket Specification Gets an Update

Jessica Thornsby

The Chromium team have announced the updating of the WebSocket specification. The WebSocket protocol provides an API for communicating bidirectionally between the web browser and a server.

This update introduces nonce-based challenge-response in an effort to protect from cross protocol attacks, and lowers the requirements on handshake messages to make it easier to implement with HTTP libraries.

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