Passing streaming of Http response to a web page using node.js
Following up on this question I was wondering is there is a way, without using socket.io, to avoid the buffering of the Response that happens on most navigators. So for instance if the node server emit every 5 secondes : 'hello world' i can directly print them on a webpage as soon as the data is available.
Is there a way to do so ?
Unfortunately, this is not how web browsers work. If you want this type of functionality without using WebSockets (or a socket.io fallback) you could try with Server-Sent Events. See this gist for an example (in coffeescript). Also, here is a polyfill for older browsers.