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[discovery] Named WebSockets

From: Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 13:06:48 +0000
Message-ID: <CAAsrAZATm7Teh1xJAcPLN_WvBcockc18Ss_WoJOSenBTRjv8bQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Device APIs Working Group <public-device-apis@w3.org>
I have been alluding to the fact that I have been working on a
WebSocket based proposal for local network service discovery for a
while now. I have now published the concept itself and a first working
prototype entitled 'Named WebSockets' on Github:

https://github.com/richtr/namedwebsockets

Further technical details can be found at the link provided above.
Please do also consider downloading and running the provided prototype
using the instructions on Github to start experimenting with your own
Named WebSockets.

We should discuss further on how this concept differs from the
existing Network Service Discovery API proposal [1]. I see both Named
WebSockets and the existing proposal as very different approaches to
solving a similar problem, albeit with different expectations on the
scope of devices and services that can be shared with web pages.

Named WebSockets is just at the concept and prototyping stage right
now but I thought it may be of interest to this group going forward.

br/ Rich

[1] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/tip/discovery-api/Overview.html
Received on Friday, 16 May 2014 13:07:16 UTC

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