AJAX Over WebSockets

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I have seen so many AJAX vs. WebSockets discussions that I thought it would be cool if one could combine the two of them. I might be biased, but I have always gravitated towards using WebSockets as the preferred communication mechanism. However, since AJAX is so rooted in many web developers, I thought it would be interesting to see if one could implement AJAX on top of WebSockets.

You may think AJAX and REST are the best technologies since sliced bread; however, the entire AJAX protocol can be built using Websockets technology. This makes Websockets literally a superset of AJAX so it may make sense that we use WebSockets as the main communication link.