January 21, 2004
Publish subscribe messaging with HTTP

Just stumbled on mod_pubsub a combination of various clients and a mod_perl application for enabling publish subscribe two way interactions with browser clients over HTTP. The demo apps indicate that browser mileage will vary - but that is to be expected when using specs to their limits.
This open source project comes out of what looks like interesting work by Rohit Khare.

As Nikolaj informs me, I actually stumbled on mod_pubsub indirectly a few years back when KnowNow (the company sponsoring mod_pubsub) was featured in Release 1.0. I remember reading the description of the technology and thinking 50% vaporware and 50% brittle borwser hack. The brittleness I assume is still an issue, but no vapor is to be found.

Posted by Claus at January 21, 2004 12:21 AM | TrackBack (3)
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Rohit Khare founded KnowNow(.com). While I don't think RK is at KonowNow any longer, it looks like mod-pubsub is a derivate of KnowNow work...

Posted by: Nikolaj Nyholm on January 21, 2004 1:33 AM

That's it exactly. It is open source published by KnowNow.

Posted by: Dee on January 21, 2004 2:43 AM
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