Re: Automatic Page Updates

Vinay Kumar (vinay@eit.COM)
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 22:45:58 +0100

Check out my "stock-ticker" application called "Media On
Demand" Server available at:

for a display/control of live audio/video media's. This has been
tested only using Mosaic (and not Netscape). You will also need
external viewer applications for audio/video.


  Vinay Kumar
	"Bringing Real Time Network Media To The Desktop"

> From Tue Jan 10 11:55:55 1995 > Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 20:44:53 +0100 > Reply-To: mogens@CS.Stanford.EDU > Originator: > Sender: > From: Christian Mogensen <mogens@CS.Stanford.EDU> > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: Automatic Page Updates > X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas > X-Comment: To sign off, send mail to with body DEL WWW-TALK > Content-Length: 983 > > >Is there any way in HTTP for a Server to automatically update a page > >without requiring the user of the client to click on anything? > > Currently no. HTTP is connectionless, and that makes it hard to > do things after a transaction is completed. > > >An example use of this would be if a Client requests a stock price > >page and keeps the page displayed. Now suppose the stock price > >changes. Is there a way within HTTP for the Server to update the page > >automatically without requiring the user to click on the reload option? > > Another way to do this is to provide a stock-ticker application that > is initialized by the web client when it receives application/x-stock-ticker > data. The browser forks off the special viewer which opens a separate > communication channel to the server. > > The previously noted use of Expires: xxx header is interesting - I don't > think it will work in the described manner until after a few revisions > of browser software have passed... > > Christian "web-head" > > >