[hybi] New charter for HyBi wg

Salvatore Loreto <salvatore.loreto@ericsson.com> Wed, 18 January 2012 15:21 UTC

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Hi there,

as you know
the WebSocket Protocol has been published on December 2011 as RFC 6455.

Thanks again to all of you for all your technical and editorial contributions to the design of the protocol.

Now having completed the work on the core protocol, we are ready as a group to continue the discussion
to define extensions for use by WebSocket implementations.

Gabriel and I have worked on a draft of the new charter for the HyBi wg that is focused
on the main extensions that have already been discussed by the WG last year.
(See the charter below)

Please let we know your opinion on the draft.
All the feedback, suggestions and proposal are really welcome.

New Charter

Description of Working Group:

    The BiDirectional or Server-Initiated HTTP (HyBi) working group defines the WebSocket Protocol,
a technology for bidirectional communication between an HTTP client and an HTTP server that provides
greater efficiency than previous approaches (e.g., use of hanging requests or long polling).

    Having completed work on the core protocol (RFC 6455), the group continues to define extensions for
use by WebSocket implementations. The following extensions and optimizations are currently in scope:

    1. Define a per-frame compression extension to improve the bandwidth usage.

    2. Define a multiplexing extension to improve the scalability of the WebSocket protocol

    3. Define timeout-handling capabilities to reduce the chattiness of the protocol

    The working group will also serve as a discussion forum for subprotocols.
However, no subprotocol is currently chartered as official WG item.

    The HyBi working group will continue its liaison with the W3C WepApps working group with respect
to the above deliverables and to ensure the best match possible between the WebSocket protocol and
the WebSocket API. The WG will also continue coordinating with other WGs within the IETF (e.g., HTTPbis)
as appropriate.

    Goal and Milestones:

    May 2012 - Issue WG last call on the per-frame compression extension

    Jun 2012 - Send per-frame compression extension to IESG for publication as Proposed Standard

    Aug 2012 - Issue WG last call on timeout handling

    Sep 2012 - Issue WG last call on the multiplexing extension

    Oct 2012 - Send timeout handling to IESG for publication as Proposed Standard

    Nov 2012 - Send Multiplexing extension to IESG for publication as Proposed Standard

best regards
Salvatore Loreto