[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Adding SSE support to JAX-RS 2.1?

From: Marek Potociar <>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:39:03 +0100

Hello experts,

As you may know, the first steps towards starting work on Java EE 8 has been made already. Among the most important ones was the Java EE 8 Community Survey. As the survey results indicate, there is a very strong support in Java EE community for coming with a standard API for supporting Server-Sent Events in Java EE 8. Clearly, one way or the other, SSE support will be added in Java EE 8 platform.

There are multiple options how to achieve this and one of these options being considered is to extend JAX-RS API to provide better support for SSE. Before we make a final decision, I'd like to get your feedback on whether or not you think that extending JAX-RS API with SSE support is a good idea.

To get the idea how such JAX-RS API support could look like, please check Jersey User Guide section that describes how client and server SSE support is currently implemented in Jersey 2.x:

I am looking forward to your feedback.

Thank you,