[Jslib] Jslib] Sockets example

Nick P nick.pend at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 17:36:21 PST 2007


Thank you for responding.  I guess I will hold off on my celebration
then until I see if it works.  If there's a way I can help, any
suggestions on where to get started to get this library working again?
 That  might still be easier than my trying to figure out how to write
the XPCOM from scratch, I guess.


>The socket code is real old and I haven't tested it in a long while.

>So essentially is is out of date and needs maintenance.


On Nov 9, 2007 12:57 AM, Nick P <nick.pend at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just discovered JSLib and I am very happy to find it!  I am new to
> JavaScript, and the prospect of figuring out XPCOM has not been
> inviting.  I'm very surprised that I didn't find this sooner - nearly
> everywhere I looked for how to use sockets in JavaScript either said
> you could not do it, or you had to use XPCOM, or involved a sort of
> Flash bridge hack.
> I have a few questions.
> 1)  I noticed that at
> http://jslib.mozdev.org/libraries/network/network.html the sockets.js
> file is not linked to documentation like the others.  Is it
> unsupported or out of date/
> 2) When I run the example socket.xul given at
> http://www.mozdev.org/mailarchives/jslib/2005-January/000486.html, I
> am never able to receive any data.  If I for example, use
> www.google.com , port 80, and "GET / HTTP/1.1" (minus the quotes) as
> the parameters, I get...
> a status of "socket was opened...maybe" when I click open
> a status of "sent [GET / HTTP/1.1]" when I click send
> a status of "socket has 0 bytes waiting" when I test
> a status of "Received 0 bytes" when I receive
> I tried switching the   SOCKET_XUL_ASYNC to  false and this did not work either.
> What might I be doing wrong here?
> 3) Should I be able to set up TCP connections to a server written in
> VB.net, listening for connections?  It seems like I should be able to
> do this, but after all the searching i've been doing (and failed
> attempts) it would be nice to hear someone tell me I was on the right
> track.
> Thanks,
> Nick

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