[webkit-dev] Staging WebSocket protocol deployment

Yuzo Fujishima yuzo at google.com
Sun Nov 15 17:18:09 PST 2009


I'm against prefixing with "webkit-" because of the following reasons.

Reason 1: It connotes that the feature is experimental. That means there
will be less developers seriously use that feature. Without serious use,
we'll have less serious feedbacks from the real world. If the Web Socket
has serious flaws, we should rather know them sooner than later. I'd say
only serious uses can help us find the flaws faster.

Reason 2: What should other browser vendors do? Should they use
chrome-ws, firefox-ws, ie-ws, opera-ws, ..., etc? I believe at least
will not happy with that. If the vendors need to reach the consensus on the
common experimental name, say prelim-ws, then why not just use ws instead?


On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> > Does the IETF WG have a timeline?  My understanding is that IETF WG
> > take at least a year to do anything.

> Here's the timeline for the HyBi WG:

> http://trac.tools.ietf.org/bof/trac/wiki/HyBi

> Goals and Milestones:
> ---------------------
> Mar-2010:  WGLC on the Design Space characterization (Informational)
> May-2010:  WGLC on Requirements document on Short term solution
> Jul-2010:  WGLC on Requirements document on Long term solution
> Nov-2010:  Requirements to IESG
> Mar-2011:  WGLC on Short term solution improvements
> Nov-2011:  WGLC on Long term solution protocol

> I read this as one year for requirements and another year for a
> protocol assuming the WG stays on schedule.

> Adam
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