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ws:// seems to cause all of the Stack Oveflow pages to take a while to "load" (by "load" I mean that the browser tab stays for a while like this: )

It takes approximately 1.4 minutes for it to fully load:

Here is my browser information:

Google Chrome   28.0.1500.72 (Official Build 211400) m
OS  Windows 
Blink   537.36 (@153022)
JavaScript  V8
Flash   11.8.800.97
User Agent  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.72 Safari/537.36

For all you who might say it has to do with my internet speed:

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What proxy are you behind? This doesn't happen to me (GC/Win7). I do get 502s on a Vodafone network, however – Jan Dvorak Jul 18 '13 at 13:59
@JanDvorak I am behind my office's proxy although I have never had this issue before. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 18 '13 at 14:00

I'm 99% sure Web Sockets will always show "pending" in Chrome's web developer tools because the request never actually completes. The 101 Switching Protocol is what is actually driving the request.

If it's still requesting something, it probably isn't the websocket connection. (it's pending for me, and no loading animation)

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Yes, but then why does the page "load" for about one and a half minutes? – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 18 '13 at 14:03
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA You aren't using a 1200bd modem, are you? ;) – Andrew Barber Jul 18 '13 at 14:05
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA I'm going to guess something else is waiting to do something. Maybe an ajax call that fires at page load? It says pending for me in Chrome 28 and the request has completed. – Steven V Jul 18 '13 at 14:05
@AndrewBarber Nooo, I do not think so... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 18 '13 at 14:07
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Yes... seems to be slightly faster than one of those! (and makes our 100Mb fiber here look slow!) – Andrew Barber Jul 18 '13 at 14:10
@AndrewBarber ^_^ – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 18 '13 at 14:10
This is correct. – balpha Jul 19 '13 at 7:24

"Pending" is a valid state for WebSockets. You can see the TCP frames being sent and received using the Chrome tools.

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