This web page will test WebSockets supported in your browser. The test checks WebSocket operation by connecting to the WebSocket-enabled server and exchanging the data.
The web page told us:
This server supports WebSocket Protocol proposed standard (RFC-6455, December 2011), per-frame-deflate-extension-00 draft, older websocket drafts as well as even older Hixie drafts 75 and 76 (August 2010) with the fix for HTTP reverse proxies.
About then this rfc6455 told us:
The WebSocket Protocol enables two-way communication between a client
running untrusted code in a controlled environment to a remote host
that has opted-in to communications from that code. The security
model used for this is the origin-based security model commonly used
by web browsers. The protocol consists of an opening handshake
followed by basic message framing, layered over TCP. The goal of
this technology is to provide a mechanism for browser-based
applications that need two-way communication with servers that does
not rely on opening multiple HTTP connections (e.g., using
XMLHttpRequest or iframe’s and long polling).