[webkit-dev] Proposed feature: Network Service Discovery

Brendan Long b.long at cablelabs.com
Thu Aug 29 16:19:13 PDT 2013

We would like to implement the Network Service Discovery spec
<http://www.w3.org/TR/discovery-api/> in WebKIt. There's an existing bug
<https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101162> (with a basic patch to
show the API) in the bug tracker.

This is useful to allow media applications to discover network media
sources, players or DLNA remote UI's (and presumably plenty of other

I was planning to start by implementing SSDP
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Service_Discovery_Protocol>, using
GSSDP <https://wiki.gnome.org/GUPnP>, targetting QtWebKit (and probably
WebKitGTK and WebKit-EFL as a side-effect). The API itself is pretty
simple, but I'll probably need some help fitting it into WebKit.

Does anyone have any opinions about this?
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