JavaScript: EventSource Support Updated in Opera 10.70

The Official Opera Blog has announced that Opera 10.70 will feature a reimplementation of the EventSource API. I say “reimplementation” because Opera was actually the first modern browser to add support for Server Sent Events back in 2006.

The implementation was awkward and required a DOM element. Last week, Opera Core Concerns posted an update regarding the re-implementation of the formerly experimental feature, you can read about that here.

For more information about EventSource:


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  1. Can’t get your sys admin/server-side devs to agree to web sockets? EventSource may be your solution.

    Cheers to Rick for digging in and finding this native feature, as well as creating the jQuery Plugin/Polyfill.

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