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== The modern Web
-// @todo Link to related xrefs.
Cowboy is a server for the modern Web. This chapter explains
what it means and details all the standards involved.
@@ -56,9 +54,9 @@ methods, status codes, headers or semantics.
-Websocket is a protocol built on top of HTTP/1.1 that provides
-a two-ways communication channel between the client and the
-server. Communication is asynchronous and can occur concurrently.
+xref:ws_protocol[Websocket] is a protocol built on top of HTTP/1.1
+that provides a two-ways communication channel between the client and
+the server. Communication is asynchronous and can occur concurrently.
Websocket connection to the server, and a binary based
@@ -79,6 +77,9 @@ is closer to TCP in that aspect, and requires you to design
and implement your own protocol on top of it; or adapt an
existing protocol to Websocket.
+Cowboy provides an interface known as xref:ws_handlers[Websocket handlers]
+that gives complete control over a Websocket connection.
The Websocket protocol is defined by RFC 6455.
=== Long-lived requests
@@ -101,21 +102,21 @@ type, `text/event-stream`, along with a new HTTP header,
`Last-Event-ID`. It is defined in the EventSource W3C
-Cowboy provides an interface known as loop handlers that
-facilitates the implementation of long-polling or stream
+Cowboy provides an interface known as xref:loop_handlers[loop handlers]
+that facilitates the implementation of long-polling or stream
mechanisms. It works regardless of the underlying protocol.
-REST, or REpresentational State Transfer, is a style of
-architecture for loosely connected distributed systems.
-It can easily be implemented on top of HTTP.
+xref:rest_principles[REST, or REpresentational State Transfer],
+is a style of architecture for loosely connected distributed
+systems. It can easily be implemented on top of HTTP.
REST is essentially a set of constraints to be followed.
Many of these constraints are purely architectural and
solved by simply using HTTP. Some constraints must be
explicitly followed by the developer.
-Cowboy provides an interface known as REST handlers that
-simplifies the implementation of a REST API on top of
+Cowboy provides an interface known as xref:rest_handlers[REST handlers]
+that simplifies the implementation of a REST API on top of
the HTTP protocol.