for me personally finding websocket is too advance for simple http get or post request.
there are much more work involve to simulate simple get request (for example just getting simple data from php server)
it will be really nice to add httpClient class to cocos HTML5 and use XMLHttpRequest
at the moment on HTML5 i use own XMLHttpRequest class and in iphone use HttpClient
but i will have no idea how to JSBinding my HTML5 code using XMLHttpRequest, don’t think it will work under IOS or android.