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Initial discussion and specification

We’ve had some initial discussion on the mailing list, and there’s an early specification draft at We’re looking for comments on the spec, either filed as issues or on the mailing list.

As the specification matures and gets some implementation experience in browsers, we’ll also be looking for an appropriate Working Group home for it.

Call for Participation in Web Bluetooth Community Group

The Web Bluetooth Community Group has been launched:

Bluetooth is a standard for short-range wireless communication between devices. This group is developing a specification for Bluetooth APIs to allow websites to communicate with devices in a secure and privacy-preserving way.

In particular the web Bluetooth API focuses on minimizing the device attack surface exposed to malicious websites, possibly by removing access to some existing Bluetooth features that are hard to implement securely. Further, the API takes the approach of a user interface to select and approve access to devices as opposed to using certification and installation.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2014-07-30 by Jeffrey Yasskin. The following people supported its creation: Jeffrey Yasskin, Dominique HazaĆ«l-Massieux, Vincent Scheib, Michael[tm] Smith, Mounir Lamouri. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of its activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team