I'm Jon Olick. I make shiny things. I simplify.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

HTML5 Killer Feature?

Sockets, and why? You can implement a javascript based P2P (bit-torrent?) client.

Of course, there is that pesky problem of writing files to disk... Luckily there are signed scripts.

P2P is everywhere these days, in many many things. The ability to do these things directly in the browser without having to rely on a separate executable should make things much simpler, and better too!

I'm not talking about illegal downloads either. ;) I wouldn't be surprised if in 5 years every download, for every-thing, was a P2P download with a HTTP-seeder. It would save many web-hosts tons of bandwidth and dollars. It just makes sense from their perspective. The only nail in the coffin would be the lack of net neutrality... darn.

1 comment:

  1. Another option other than signed scripts, is to use sockets to make a simple web-server than binds to a local port, then open a link to the local web-server to download the file.