A CHICKEN Scheme module for Awful web framework that provides Server-Sent Events according to http://dev.w3.org/html5/eventsource/ specification.
Note: if you need a full-duplex communication channel over a single TCP connection, please consider using Websockets.
To see the magic happening with SSE, try the examples.
Define two awful pages:
- The "client page" that is accessed via path and presents contents. It is a "normal" awful page and should be used as the link presented to the client;
Note that sse-proc should keep the connection open, so usually it is an infinite loop. In order to avoid CPU consumption this loop should sleep some seconds and, for that, be sure to use SRFI-18 thread-sleep! instead of blocking sleep procedure.
- (send-sse-data data #!key event id) procedure
Send data from server to the client using the current HTTP connection. event and id keywords are used to set the data type and unique id respectively. When there is no event field set, the client understands the data type is "message". id is also optional.
- (send-sse-retry milliseconds) procedure
Send the "retry: milliseconds" message to define the reconnection timeout for the client.
Run with awful example1.scm. On web browser open http://localhost:8080/client and watch the new time coming each second from the server.
Run with awful example2.scm. Open two web browsers and point both to http://localhost:8080/client. Try clicking on the blue and the red div and see them changing their boolean values on *both* browsers.
Do you have any useful SSE example? Please share it here!
- 0.2 Added tests
- 0.1 Initial version
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