Socket programming Old Browser problem

Hey everyone, I read the article sitepoint had on socket programming. I did some of my own research and have socket programming working on modern browsers. My daemon/service is working fine. However, I can’t figure out what to do about clients who connect to my site with older browsers which don’t support WebSocket API developed in HTML5.

I have tried using the “web-socket-js” on GitHub ( In the documentation they tell you to set up a frame policy for the flash, which I did and I even see the flash connecting to the socket. However, the older browser IE8, IE9, etc. are not connecting.

Can anyone help?