Socket help needed for API

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Sun Oct 29 19:37:43 EDT 2017


Hi Richard

LiveCode does not currently have websocket support. As this has come up recently in a number of areas I had a quick look at the spec (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6455 <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6455>). It looks relatively feasible to implement on top of our current socket support in LiveCode script. Possibly as part of libURL or a separate library.

Cheers

Monte

> On 29 Oct 2017, at 10:49 pm, Richard Miller via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> I have been using LC to access an API through conventional means, but that site has now changed to a socket protocol. I have tried various methods, but just can’t get it to work.
> 
> I would appreciate it if someone familiar with sockets could take a look and show me how to do this. I only need to know how to establish a connection and receive data. I can take it from there.
> 
> The information I am looking to receive is what is produced through this now deprecated API. It is a list of all of the digital tokens being traded at this site. (Note: you may have to send this link a few times in order to get a response. The site is often overloaded.)
> 
>     put https://api.etherdelta.com/returnTicker
> 
> I want to receive the same information, but using the new socket-based API shown here.
> 
> https://github.com/etherdelta/etherdelta.github.io/blob/master/docs/API.md
> https://github.com/etherdelta/etherdelta.github.io/tree/master/bots
> 
> Thank you very much for help with this.
> Richard Miller
> 
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