Death of the product is not because of the product itself but because of the people behind them, it is because of lacking foresight and shortsighted decision making. I saw death of Netscape and Fall of IE and much more. It is not because of IE is bad but because other alternatives which are too good to omit. If anything fails to catch up with competitor quickly, it means it is manhandled by those aforementioned folks. I am able to smell that in Apache. HTML5 is huge force, it can’t be omitted. I am able to play video in iPhone Safari (without Flash), Firefox 3.5, Opera (Version 10 has more than 95% HTML5 feature implemented), Webkit is in full throttle and it carries easily Safari and Google Chrome browser future forward. HTML5 also comes up with enhancement for Server. Now ball is on Server provides’/Apache’s court. So, Apache should wake up –Why? Websocket is the next driving force for the future Web platform. I don’t want to see Apache’s omission only because of Websocket support. I am able to see quite a lot of web servers are popping up. They are expecting break through – late to market is again going to be big break through for new players (server providers) who has product with those features.
I am also able to see few websocket servers. Googling will atleast give basic minimal knowledge or Answers for the questions like “why?”. I never anticipate all folks who stalk apache are Einstein but my only concern is they should not cause trouble to Apache.
I also found another comment, quite interesting. Websocket is proposed by single guy. I am not able to understand why this is matter. If million folks come up with crappy thingy doesn’t mean that – it is good. But websocket is backed by All the heavy weights – (Google, Apple, Mozilla, Opera and Microsoft (not yet sure)) So Apache’s challenge is to track these naysayers out and shift their focus on impending standards which makes them or keeps them as leader.