I can’t believe I understand this but I do.

Today, we enjoy what looks like a real-time web experience, but take a look under the hood and you’ll quickly see that this “real-time” experience has an outrageously high price tag—one you pay with network throughput and latency. The user-perceived real-time experience is often achieved by using an assortment of clever browser hacks and obscure techniques known as Comet or Reverse Ajax. The bottom line is that simulating bi-directional browser communication over HTTP—which is half-duplex and request/response driven by nature—is error-prone and complex…

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