Socialwg/WebSub CR

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Archived at: https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-socialweb/2017Apr/0002.html


Transition Request

This is a transition request from the Social Web Working Group to take WebSub to Candidate Recommendation. The maintained HTML version of this request is at https://www.w3.org/wiki/Socialwg/WebSub_CR .

Document title, URIs, and estimated publication date

The document abstract

WebSub provides a common mechanism for communication between publishers of any kind of Web content and their subscribers, based on HTTP web hooks. Subscription requests are relayed through hubs, which validate and verify the request. Hubs then distribute new and updated content to subscribers when it becomes available. WebSub was previously known as PubSubHubbub.

SOTD

Standard Respec

Decision to request transition

Changes

The intent of this work has been to maintain interoperability with conforming implementations of PubSubHubbub 0.4. During CR's testing phase we will gather feedback on how completely this goal was met.

See https://w3c.github.io/websub/#change-log

Requirements satisfied

This functional area is included in the charter: Federation Protcol: A Web protocol to allow the federation of activity-based status updates and other data (such as profile information) between heterogeneous Web-based social systems. Federation should include multiple servers sharing updates within a client-server architecture, and allow decentralized social systems to be built.

Connection to user stories is https://rhiaro.co.uk/2015/08/api-requirements

Dependencies met (or not)

No known inbound dependencies

Outbound dependencies all stable: https://w3c.github.io/websub/#normative-references

Wide Review

Issues addressed

Formal Objections

None.

Implementations

Being gathered at https://github.com/w3c/websub/tree/master/implementation-reports

Patent disclosures

None