[X3D-Public] Ajax and Comet: the client library

Dave A dave at realmofconcepts.com
Sun Oct 6 10:15:55 PDT 2013

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On 10/6/2013 2:01 AM, Alan Grimes wrote:
> 'ello, Surprisingly enough I didn't just go poof and disappear. I know 
> that's a common affliction of people who come in with big ideas and 
> grand plans. =P
> Anyway, I've been spending lots of time in the gym recently (blatant 
> lie) and managed to lift the 1,100 page Javascript book off my 
> shelves. It mentions that there is both a push and a pull protocol for 
> chatting up the server: Ajax and Comet.
> Even though I don't really like web programming, that seems to be the 
> corner I've painted myself into... Apparently I need some kind of 
> javascript client runtime library that will manage the local data 
> relating to a 3D scene, grab new sectors/LoD stuff from the server as 
> the avatar moves and the server can push updates via comet as other 
> things move. Or at least that seems somewhat right...
> So am I making any sense? I'm much too noob to pull this off myself, 
> unfortunately. =(
> I don't quite understand the X3D client enough to know whether it can 
> deal with a rapidly evolving model file, or how that would work 
> including user interface callbacks...

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