Real-time, Aware Web Apps with XMPP and HTML

I am spending time each week learning something new about HTML5 and brainstorming ways it can be applied in my every day business world.

Here are two areas I am researching: I also just finished reading How to Create an XMPP-Driven Application in JavaScript. Using HTML 5 Web Sockets you can interface with any XMPP server and create a full-duplex communications channel within the web browser.

With all these improvements to HTML, HTML 5 seems like a logical choice for web and mobile application development.

Update: Also found this web socket extension for Apache Web Server.