Chapter 6. Introducing Bayeux

The technologies that we looked at in the previous chapter, Jetty continuations and DWR, simplify Comet enormously, and make it more robust than our hand-rolled efforts in Chapters 1 through 3. Yet these are proprietary stacks. If you want to use DWR's Reverse Ajax features, you need to adopt DWR as a central part of your architecture.

To some extent, using proprietary stacks is inevitable, and we certainly don't want to criticize projects that use them. However, there is a strong culture of open standards within the web development community. Standards promise freedom from vendor lock-in and real interoperability (and sometimes deliver on those promises!).

There is an emerging de facto standard for Comet. It is called ...

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