[webkit-dev] Proposed feature: Network Service Discovery

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Thu Aug 29 16:45:58 PDT 2013

On 8/29/13 4:19 PM, Brendan Long wrote:
> 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 
> things).
> 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?
In any case, this will needs a build flag :)

It is weird to have the web browser perform actions on the local 
network. I am not sure why this would ever be a good idea.
Can you explain a bit what it is for? What are the common use cases? Who 
already implements it?

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