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WSGI, GEvent and Web Sockets

Web Sockets is an emerging technology that enables bi-directional, full-duplex communications channels, over a single TCP socket. It was originally designed to be implemented in web browsers and web servers, but it can be used by any client or server application. Tests have demonstrated Web Sockets can provide a 500:1 reduction in network traffic and 3:1 reduction in latency. Web Sockets have been around in one form or another since 2009. However specifications are still not yet fully cooked. The W3C Web Applications Group is responsible for standardizing the WebSocket API. The editor of the W3C TR is Ian Hickson