Plans for the Future
We plan to support WebSockets as the preferred communication channel between web pages and EventWeb servers. This will eliminate the need for the increasingly awkward Java applets in web pages.
We will to continue to support the current EventWeb channels for situations where WebSocket support is not available:
We expect to have a server implementation that will support concurrent connections from both WebSocket and EventWeb channel clients. It should also be possible to configure a server for WebSocket only or channel only, to reduce resource consumption.
Our initial WebSocket support will be for servlet container hosted services (e.g.: Apache Tomcat, Oracle GlassFish), and for Java client applications. Support for WebSockets in the stand alone server is being investigated.