This is mighty awesome. I’ve put together some test demos, to run them you’ll first need to get this Chromium build:
Then download these:
Both examples can be found here: http://code.bocoup.com/event-source/event-source-1.html http://code.bocoup.com/event-source/event-source-2.html
In the comments below, there is some interesting info about how this is actually implemented, most notably the comment left by obigid and my reply to them.
In case you’re wondering what kind of HTTP request is being made, it is a GET request. Here are the passing tests: