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RSocket Protocol Specification Community Group

Define a binary protocol that supports streams and channels with application-level message-oriented credit-based flow control and can be used over multiple transports. The specification should allow implementations in multiple languages with a Technical Compliance Kit (TCK) asserting compliance. It should allow layering at a minimum on top of HTTP/2, QUIC, and TCP as transports.

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Call for Participation in RSocket Protocol Specification Community Group

The RSocket Protocol Specification Community Group has been launched:


Define a binary protocol that supports streams and channels with application-level message-oriented credit-based flow control and can be used over multiple transports.

The specification should allow implementations in multiple languages with a Technical Compliance Kit (TCK) asserting compliance. It should allow layering at a minimum on top of HTTP/2, QUIC, and TCP as transports.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2017-05-31 by Ben Christensen. The following people supported its creation: Ben Christensen, Todd Montgomery, Robert Roeser, Greg Whitaker, Steve Gury, Roufique Hossain, Tomislav Novak, Martin Naumann. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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