What is jsVortex?
It is by no mean a complete replacement of the HTTP protocol, but a complement and in some cases an alternative. jsVortex is useful where it is required "more" features and a "highly interactive, reall full-duplex" way to exchange data between the browser and the server.
Currently all major browsers are supported: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera by using WebSocket Protocol (BEEP over WebSocket) or JavaSocketConnector, but the intention is to cover more browsers in the future and more transport mappings (especially websocket).
What is BEEP?
BEEP (http://www.beepcore.org) is a powerful network application protocol definition that allows to design the best solution for your data exchange needs. To do so, it provides the better practices and features that are "always" required by any networked application: