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[Webpush] IETF proposes new "Web-Based Push Notifications" Working Group

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:20:31 -0400
Message-ID: <5422D32F.8050308@gmail.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
[ Bcc webpush@ietf.org ]

Hi All,

I recall the IETF's intent to create a web-based push notifications 
protocol standard was previously announced on this list. Please note the 
draft charter for this WG explicitly mentions WebApps:



This work will be done in collaboration with the W3C Webapps Working 
Group, who
are developing a Web Push API for use in web applications (see

If anyone has any comments or concerns about this, please speak up.

-Thanks, AB

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[Webpush] WG Review: Web-Based Push Notifications (webpush)
Date: 	Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:19:19 -0700
From: 	The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: 	IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
CC: 	webpush WG <webpush@ietf.org>

A new IETF working group has been proposed in the Real-time Applications
and Infrastructure Area. The IESG has not made any determination yet. The
following draft charter was submitted, and is provided for informational
purposes only. Please send your comments to the IESG mailing list (iesg
at ietf.org) by 2014-10-01.

Web-Based Push Notifications (webpush)
Current Status: Proposed WG

Assigned Area Director:
   Alissa Cooper <alissa@cooperw.in>

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Many applications require continuous access to network communications so
that real-time events - such as incoming calls or messages - can be
conveyed ("pushed") to the user in a timely fashion. Uncoordinated use
of the network by multiple applications can contribute to unnecessary
use of the network on devices.  For instance, maintaining sessions can
dominate costs over the long term, since pushed events are relatively
rare.  This is particularly onerous for battery-powered devices, on
which network communication contributes a significant proportion of
power usage.  Each independent session independently incurs overheads,
causing unnecessary resource usage on devices.

Several modern computing platforms provide a push notification service
that consolidates application events, distributing those events to
applications as they arrive.  The single session avoids duplicated
overhead costs on devices.

This working group will develop a protocol that applications can use to
request the delivery of data to a device using a consolidated push
notification service. This protocol will include the ability to push the
same message to multiple subscribed devices.  The work may describe a
protocol that allows a device to subscribe to a push service and receive
pushed messages.

This work will be done in collaboration with the W3C Webapps Working
Group, who are developing a Web Push API for use in web applications
(see <http://www.w3.org/TR/push-api/>).

   Nov 2015 - Send web push protocol draft to the IESG as Proposed

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