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  1. Server-Sent Events (EventSource)

    Enables push notifications from the server received as DOM events.

    http://dev.w3.org/html5/eventsource/

    3,804 votes
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      58 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • WebRTC - WebRTC v1.0 API

      Real-time communication in the browser. See also "Web RTC - Object RTC API".

      http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/webrtc
      http://dev.w3.org/2011/webrtc/editor/webrtc.html

      3,607 votes
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        20 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Subresource Integrity

        Subresource Integrity defines a mechanism by which user agents may verify that a fetched resource has been delivered without unexpected manipulation. In a nutshell, metadata inlined into HTML elements allows the browser to determine whether the resource that was downloaded matches the resource the page's author expected to download.

        http://w3c.github.io/webappsec/specs/subresourceintegrity/

        2,013 votes
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          25 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 676 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 435 votes
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              20 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • HTTP Client Hints

              Header for proactive content negotiation; just as the Accept header allowed clients to indicate what formats they prefer, Client Hints allow clients to indicate a list of device and agent specific preferences.

              Spec: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-grigorik-http-client-hints

              331 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support WebRTC Datachannels in Workers

                I would like to propose that we support WebRTC Data Channel in Workers
                (`WebWorker`, `ServiceWorker`, etc.)

                WebRTC DataChannel is basically a drop-in replacement for `WebSocket`,
                except it's peer-to-peer. For all the same reasons that `WebSocket`
                was added to the `Worker` spec, we should add WebRTC DataChannel.

                Here are some possible use cases:

                - DataChannel in a `ServiceWorker` would support the use case of "peer
                assisted delivery" a la [PeerCDN](https://www.peercdn.com/faq.html),
                CDN/P2P CDN video streaming delivery, file transfer, etc.

                - DataChannel in a `WebWorker` would support offloading CPU intensive
                data transfer and subsequent processing to another thread.

                - DataChannel in…

                148 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ajax caching working like other browsers

                  Internet Explorer caches ajax responses too agressively. In the modern SPA world, everything is working through AJAX request, so it is more and more important, to not cache automatically all of the AJAX responses. Firefox and Chrome is working normal with AJAX responses, only IE caches too agressively.

                  73 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Karaoke Web Standard

                    Provides semantic language processing for two-way communication with a remote host. This new interface creates a system-to-system forced sonic recognition on the receiving party.

                    https://pages.adrianba.net/karaoke/

                    61 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable TOR in Private Browsing Mode.

                      When a user is using private mode. Route all traffic via TOR for true Private Browsing.

                      54 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Navigation Error Logging

                        This specification defines an interface to store and retrieve error data related to the previous navigations of a document.

                        https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webperf/raw-file/tip/specs/NavigationErrorLogging/Overview.html

                        44 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • fix edge so that it can resolve computer name to localhost

                          Through Edge, I can only access the localhost website via http://localhost.

                          I cannot access the website using http://ComputerName . This works in all other browsers.

                          42 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support certificate validation using DANE (RFC 6698)

                            DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) complements and sometimes replace the current trust model for certificates. Since it is based on the hierachical DNSSEC system, it doesn't have the flaw of having numerous (and sometimes a bit untrustworthy) certificate authorities all able to issue certificates for any domain. By making CAs unnecessay for domain-only certificates, it would shift their market to providing more reliable validation of additional information, such as who is the owner of the domain.

                            36 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support TLS to the proxy

                              Both Chrome (http://www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/secure-web-proxy) and now Firefox 33+ support connecting to a CERN-style proxy over TLS instead of using unencrypted sockets (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=378637). They've also enhanced the Proxy AutoConfig system to support the "HTTPS" token instead of the "PROXY" token, meaning that organizations could conceivably start to deploy PAC files that work for other browsers but fail in IE.

                              WinINET should consider adding TLS-to-the-Proxy for Interop and for the reasons described in the Firefox bug.

                              36 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TCP raw sockets

                                Please support the upcoming Raw Sockets API (not "web-sockets")
                                https://www.w3.org/TR/tcp-udp-sockets/
                                This enables a whole new class of applications!

                                Chrome does it already with "chrome.sockets.tcp"

                                THANKS!

                                35 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SSL key logging (aka SSLKEYLOGFILE)

                                  SSL key logging is a feature that browsers export TLS keys into a text file, which can be used by Wireshark to decrypt TLS traffic. This feature can be enabled on Firefox and Chrome by setting SSLKEYLOGFILE environment variable, which is a path to the log file.

                                  This feature is useful for debugging network error and for learning structures of TLS-encrypted application layer protocols (such as encrypted HTTP/2) with Wireshark.

                                  See also:
                                  [1] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/Key_Log_Format
                                  [2] https://wiki.wireshark.org/SSL#Using_the_.28Pre.29-Master-Secret

                                  21 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • HTTP status code 308

                                    The Hypertext Transfer Protocol Status Code 308 (Permanent Redirect)
                                    indicates permanent redirect and does not allow changing the request method from POST to GET.

                                    https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc7238bis-02

                                    18 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 17 votes
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                                      • TLS Multiple Certificate Status Request Extension

                                        The version 2 of certificate status extension, which supports multiple OCSP responses.

                                        https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6961

                                        16 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support the application/vnd.api+json MIME type

                                          The application/vnd.api+json MIME type is used by the JSON API (http://jsonapi.org/). Edge does not support it, so JSON API content does not render in the browser - instead, the browser thinks it's a binary format and tries to download it.

                                          Also, as it is not supported, error pages that are returned in the JSON API format do not show up.

                                          9 votes
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