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Discussion on: The History and Future of Socket-level Multiplexing

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Jeff Lindsay Author

Websocket is arguably another application layer protocol acting as a transport protocol. It's a special case because it's one of the only ways to get bi-directional streams into the browser. With any protocol that can act as a transport you can really nest in arbitrary ways. One of the reasons not to take models like the OSI network layers too seriously.

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Lionel T.

I agree. It is misleading in that case 😅