I just stumbled upon Web Containers, which is essentially one company’s effort to port node.js to the browser using WASM:
Here’s where it gets interesting, esp. in regards to Sockethub, and maybe also local RS servers:
WebContainers include a virtualized TCP network stack that’s mapped to your browser’s ServiceWorker API, enabling you to instantly create live Node.js servers on-demand that continue to work even when you go offline. Because it runs entirely within the browser security sandbox, server responses have less latency than localhost
If I understand this correctly, it would mean that we could run Sockethub locally in the browser, alongside unhosted web apps, correct?