[Development] Does QNetworkAccessManager could provide the Server Sent Event feature ?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Feb 16 22:44:16 CET 2015

On Monday 16 February 2015 21:52:13 Paul Chavent wrote:
> Hi Qt dev list.
> I would like to ask you if there are any plans for providing Server Sent
> Event [1] signals in the QNetworkAccessManager.
> The Server Sent Event (SSE) can be used by web pages that need asynchronous
> updates from the server (a kind of server push mechanism). It is very
> lightweight and is mainly used with HTTP.
> It could be implemented by adding a signal to QNetworkAccessManager that
> delivers notifications.
> Would you be interested in the integration of such a feature ?
> Regards.
> Paul.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/eventsource/

That's a spec for DOM and JavaScript. Can you point us to a protocol spec of 
this? How is it implemented over HTTP?

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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