June 04, 2003

Safari and Content-Type: multipart/x-mixed-replace

Update: 2005-11-15
Yikes! The WebKit Team just added multipart/x-mixed-replace. Thank you very much!

Surfin' Safari asks and i respond:

Random fun question. If you had to pick a W3C technology to implement next in WebCore, which one would you choose? Justify your answer. ;)

(1) XSLT
(2) XForms
(3) SVG
(4) MathML
(5) CSS3
(6) XHTML2
(7) Content-Type: multipart/x-mixed-replace

I vote for support of Content-Type: multipart/x-mixed-replace, something really old fasion but nonetheless handy. First of all, because this is such a great feature to have a server PUSH data out to a client. I often use this when writing CGIs which have long output, so i can push and display line by line to the browser and the person browsing actually immediately gets response (line by line) without having to wait for the cgi to finish its work...

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Well, this is rather old topic, but I still want x-mixed-replace to take swing ...
It's 2004 and still nothing :(


I also vote for 7: Content-Type: multipart/x-mixed-replace.

I'm currently coding a fun web "thing" and just wrote in the page launching it that it requires one of the "Better Browser". So I certainly wish all of the Better Browsers would support it. :-)


Works great in Opera and Mozilla. Only Internet explorer seems not to recognize the boundary strings, so instead of replacing the content, it dumps the blocks one after the other, including the boundary string and block content header.


So I'm working on some scripts that try to implement this and have no luck. So I plug the mime type into google to see what I'm doing wrong and I find THIS telling me that it's not going to work :(

I would also LOVE to have this implemented. Imagine iframes with live server pushed data into them.

Guess I'll put in a feature request...


Well I would vote for XHTML2, because its still growing and XML technology has been inplemented into so many ecommerce sites .. it only seems like a natural progression

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