[webkit-dev] Proposed feature: Network Service Discovery
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
> I was planning to start by implementing SSDP
> 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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