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

From: Michael van Ouwerkerk <mvanouwerkerk@google.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:21:38 +0100
Message-ID: <CAF40kP7JSsCAF7wTim3qyrtMoQw_Tco_an6M2wOTAEPakxakUg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>

> [ 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:
> [[
> <http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/charter-ietf-webpush/>

I think it will be very valuable to have a standardized push server

> ...
> 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/>).
> ]]

The linked working draft is now more than a year old. The latest editor's
draft has some inconsistencies while we transition to a service worker
based system, but it's much closer to the current discussions:

I invite you all to contribute to the issues on the github project:

I'm happy to continue making and reviewing pull requests. Again, additional
contributors are very welcome!



> 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>
> Mailing list
>   Address: webpush@ietf.org
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>   Archive:
> http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/webpush/current/maillist.html
> Charter:
> 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/>).
> Milestones:
>   Nov 2015 - Send web push protocol draft to the IESG as Proposed
> Standard
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