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== Brief Summary ==
 
== Brief Summary ==
  
Traditionally the HTTP protocol only allows one request/response per TCP connection. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) allowed clients to send and receive data asynchronously (in the background without a page refresh) to the server, however, AJAX requires the client to initiate the requests and wait for the responses. HTML5 WebSockets allow the client to create a 'full-duplex' (two-way) communication channel, allowing the client and server to truly communicate asynchronously. WebSockets conduct a handshake....
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Traditionally the HTTP protocol only allows one request/response per TCP connection. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) allowed clients to send and receive data asynchronously (in the background without a page refresh) to the server, however, AJAX requires the client to initiate the requests and wait for the server responses (half-duplex). HTML5 WebSockets allow the client to create a 'full-duplex' (two-way) communication channel, allowing the client and server to truly communicate asynchronously. WebSockets conduct their initial 'upgrade' handshake over HTTP from then on all communication is carried out over TCP channels by use of frames.
  
 
== Description of the Issue ==  
 
== Description of the Issue ==  

Revision as of 08:02, 4 September 2013

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Brief Summary

Traditionally the HTTP protocol only allows one request/response per TCP connection. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) allowed clients to send and receive data asynchronously (in the background without a page refresh) to the server, however, AJAX requires the client to initiate the requests and wait for the server responses (half-duplex). HTML5 WebSockets allow the client to create a 'full-duplex' (two-way) communication channel, allowing the client and server to truly communicate asynchronously. WebSockets conduct their initial 'upgrade' handshake over HTTP from then on all communication is carried out over TCP channels by use of frames.

Description of the Issue

Black Box testing and example

How to test using black box approach.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Gray Box testing

References

Whitepapers

Tools

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