Web Notification Working Group

The Web Notification Working Group is chartered to work on OS-independent APIs for exposing platform-level notification mechanisms to Web applications.

Most operating systems provide platform notification mechanisms that are intended for use by native applications that run directly on those systems. This Working Group develops APIs that expose those mechanisms to Web Applications—so that Web developers creating, for example, Web-based e-mail clients and instant-messaging clients can more closely integrate their Web application behavior with the notification features of the operating systems of their end users.

The work of this group applies across all device classes: From desktop and mobile browsers to non-browser applications built from Web technologies.


The group primarily conducts its work on the public mailing list public-web-notification@w3.org. That list is publicly archived. and anyone from the public may also subscribe to it and post messages to it.

Current work

The Last Call round for the Web Notifications spec ended on 24 October 2013. The group will next transition the spec to Candidate Recommendation.

Jon Lee (Apple), chair Michael[tm] Smith, W3C staff contact
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