Websocket support has been ramping up amongst browsers lately, with Safari and Firefox joining in the party.
Websocket is a technology that allows your browser to communicate with a website efficiently to do realtime updates. This means that your connection with Mibbit will have less lag, and be even more immediate.
Chrome has supported WebSocket for some time now. They recently changed the WebSocket spec, which unfortunately is not backward compatible with the old spec (boo). Mibbit however, still supports both versions of the WebSocket spec (hooray!).
Safari is built using the same technology as Chrome, and with version 5 of Safari, you can now enjoy WebSocket support also.
Firefox developer builds (minefield) also support WebSocket.
Please do let us know if you ever have any problems connecting to Mibbit, and we will do all we can to help. There are many reasons why you may not be able to connect, including firewalls, blocking software, proxies etc which can interfere, but if you’re still unable to connect, we have a few tools which enable us to troubleshoot any issues.
We’ve been working hard on backend resilience, and our ability to cope with Network routing issues, DOS attacks, power outages and so on. We now have a good amount of failover and ability to cope when the unexpected happens.
Thanks again for using Mibbit