Main Page/Cloud Browser TF
- 1 Cloud Browser Task Force
- 1.1 Mission
- 1.2 Basic Information of the Task Force's work
- 1.3 Architecture
- 1.4 Scope
- 1.5 Deliverables
- 1.6 Dependencies
- 1.7 Communication
- 1.8 Resources
- 1.9 Participation
- 1.10 Deadlines
- 1.11 Proof-of-Concept
Cloud Browser Task Force
The Cloud Browser Task Force is a subset of the Web and TV Interest Group, whose goal is to discuss support for web browser technology within devices such as HDMI dongles and lightweight STBs (set-top boxes) which may not be able to run a browser locally. A solution is to bring the processing of the browser to the cloud. The Task Force will look into use cases, requirements and gaps in cloud browser architecture.
For an introduction to the cloud browser, see introduction to the cloud browser and the initial proposal for more information.
Basic Information of the Task Force's work
- Start Date: 20 January 2016
- End Date: 23 September 2016 (The end date of TPAC 2016)
- Confidentiality: Public
- Initial Moderator(s): Alexandra Mikityuk, Deutsche Telekom
- Meeting Schedule: bi-weekly telcos
The image below depicts a schematic overview of the cloud browser architecture. For more information see: architecture
The major Use Cases for the Cloud browser Task Force
- User Interface
For more information on Use Cases see: Use Cases
We have succeeded if we can fulfil the following tasks
- Definition of Scenarios and Use Cases
- Definition of missing interfaces for Cloud RTE adaptation
- Discussion on the architecture and model of the Cloud Browser API
- Align the definition of existing gaps with the work of the TV Control API CG
- Requirements for Cloud Browser
- Demonstrate where this TF addresses the limit of current standards
The Cloud Browser Task Force will do the following:
- Refine the requirements and design goals at:
Cloud Browser TF requirements
- Identity clear gaps in the Open Web platform, and categorize all the use cases/requirements into the following categories:
- It's resolved already
- Laision with others
- New requirements for existing Working Group
- Requires new working group
- We know it needs to go into a W3C working group we just don't know where
- We don't know where it goes and need more research
- Propose WG charter(s) to W3C Director for recommendation track work fulfilling some (or all) of those requirements.
The Cloud Browser Task Force should deliver the above listed deliverables by the end date mentioned in this charter 23 September 2016 (by the end date of TPAC 2016.)
The Cloud Browser Task Force will work with the following W3C groups and external groups.
- HTML Media Extensions WG
- TV Control API CG
- Multi-device Timing CG
- Accessibility Platform Architecture WG
- This Task Force primarily conducts its technical work on the public mailing list at email@example.com (archive).
- TF emails should be labelled accordingly, by prefixing the email subject with the TF identifier "[Cloud Browser]". See W3C mailing list and archive usage guidelines.
- There is also a member-only list to be used for administrative purposes at firstname.lastname@example.org (archive).
- The moderator maintains the Task Force page on the public Wiki, with the help of the Task Force participants if needed.
The TF holds teleconferences every two weeks as follows.
Date/Time: Every other Tuesday at 9am US Eastern Time (6am US Pacific, 1pm UK, 2pm Europe, 10pm Japan)
WebEx Service: [Call in info (member-only)] [WebEx Best Practice]
- Go to: http://irc.w3.org/?channels=#me-cb
- Pick your nickname
- 2016-09-19 (TPAC)
Cloud Browser Task Force discussions are usually held during IG teleconferences and IG face-to-face meetings as well. The minutes of these meetings are available on the IG wiki top page.
All the minutes can also be retrieved from mailing-list archives.
- Draft Use Cases: Use Cases being discussed by the Cloud Browser TF
- Architecture: Architecture being discussed by the Cloud Browser TF
- Introduction to Cloud Browser: Differences with a "normal browser" (local browser) and the gaps we need to explore within the Cloud Browser Task Force.
- Specifications: Specifications discussed by the Cloud Browser TF
- Cloud browsers vs Split Browsers:
- Initial draft publication architecture and the wiki source
Participation in this Task Force's telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings is open to W3C Members and Invited Experts. However, all the public mailing list subscribers can participate in the Task Force discussion on the list.
To keep track of Task Force participation, all the participants should register his/her name and affiliation on the Task Force wiki at:
- If you have already sent an email to the public list, it would be appreciated if you could add your name/affiliation to the Task Force participation page yourself. In this way we can confirm that the wiki is working as expected.
- In order to be a Task Force participant (and to edit the wiki yourself), you need to be an official IG participant, as explained at: http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/#join
- Groupnote deadline q1/2018
- PoC kickoff q1/2018
Cloud Browser Proof of Concept