Re: [hybi] Last Call: <draft-ietf-hybi-thewebsocketprotocol-10.txt> (The WebSocket protocol) to Proposed Standard

Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu> Wed, 27 July 2011 05:25 UTC

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From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
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On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:28:06AM +1000, Mark Andrews wrote:
> > SRV provides load-balancing and failover. I never said that SRV is a
> > solution for temporaly put in maintenance a server.
> 
> Happy eyeballs however does allow you to take a server out of production
> and not really notice it.  Note webbrowsers have had the ability to do
> this for as long as webbrowsers have existed.

Mark, could you elaborate on this point ? Surely you're not talking about
the fact that a browser retries a failed connection, but I'm not not sure
what mechanism you're talking about.

> Billions of dollars have been wasted globally for the sake of a few hours
> work by webbrowser vendors.

This analysis seems a bit simplified in my opinion. Nothing is completely
white or black.

Regards,
Willy