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Best Practices

  • Reconnect in WebSocket.onclose() call back
  • Type different Requests and Responses, for example:
    • LoadRequest and LoadResponse
Note: Socket.IO is not a WebSocket implementation. Although Socket.IO indeed uses WebSocket as a transport when possible, it adds some metadata to each packet: the packet type, the namespace and the ack id when a message acknowledgement is needed. That is why a WebSocket client will not be able to successfully connect to a Socket.IO server, and a Socket.IO client will not be able to connect to a WebSocket server (like ws:// either. Please see the protocol specification here. 7,727 dl; depends on ws