- CR: https://www.w3.org/TR/websub/
- ED: https://w3c.github.io/websub/
- Estimated publication date: 2017-10-03
Staged draft for publication:
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
And then Issue-119 came up, which the WG decided to address with a normative change that it believes is not substantive, because it only affects handling of failure conditions. Resolution: http://www.w3.org/2017/09/05-social-irc#T17-22-24
And then #124 and #125 after informal director review. New resolution to publish with fixes for these: https://www.w3.org/wiki/Socialwg/2017-09-19-minutes#res-websubpr
Changes since CR
Dependencies met: no change
Requirements satisfied: no change
Wide review: Through GitHub issues, all addressed: https://github.com/w3c/websub/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aclosed
Formal objections: None
Implementation reports at https://github.com/w3c/websub/tree/master/implementation-reports
All features of the spec have two or more independent implementations.
WebSub provides a common mechanism for communication between publishers of any kind of Web content and their subscribers, based on HTTP web hooks. The W3C <a href="https://www.w3.org/wiki/Socialwg/">Social Web Working Group</a> has determined that there are sufficient interoperable implementations of WebSub publishers, hubs, and subscribers to advance the <a href="https://www.w3.org/TR/websub/">WebSub specification</a> to Proposed Recommendation.