I don't know a whole lot about web servers, so I'm wondering if this is possible:
This would be a normal setup, I don't know the finer details but the web server can create real sockets to the local c++ executable, so that it can talk to some real time applications that exist on another machine. So in this example I have 3 machines: phone, PC-webserver, PC application
[ PHONE] [ PC ] [ Real-Time Application Machine 1,2,3...n] [ html5 ]---html/js--> [Web Server] | | | [c++ executable] <-------real-time-socket-connection---------------> [ c++ executable]
Could I possibly do something like this?
[ PHONE] [ Real-Time Application Machine 1,2,3...n] [ html5 ]<--html/js---------> [ c++ executable]
Assuming I have all the html/webpage files on the phone, and when I click buttons they send HTML commands to an IP address (just like a normal webserver), only the "server" is actually my c++ application and I just attach data to my Get/Set/Request whatever HTML protocol command, and my c++ program can determine what to do with the data, and also send data back.
I'm not sure if there would be a better way or there is a library to do this or any pitfalls of something like this. I basically want a phone or PC, to be able to open a webpage to control a real-time c++ application that runs on another machine. The real-time PC is Linux so I don't know how well it could host the web server if I really needed one, but I still think it would be ideal to not have to have a web server to do this.