[Lazarus] fpWeb and server-sent events

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Jun 3 15:54:34 CEST 2020

On Wed, 3 Jun 2020, Luca Olivetti via lazarus wrote:

> Hello,
> I need to embed a simple web server in my application that
> 1) should server a couple of static files
> 2) send server-sent events
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Server-sent_events/Using_server-sent_events
> I can see that 1) is easy, but 2) I cannot see how (fpWeb model doesn't 
> seem to allow to take over the socket and keep sending data on it).
> I saw an old message regarding websockets and bauglir-websocket but it 
> seems it implements a different server and I'd like to run everything 
> from the same socket.

Simply said: You can't in FPC.

The only way to do this with FPC is using websockets, indeed using
bauglir-websocket. I use it myself like that.


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