Raw Sockets API

Allows web apps to establish direct transmission control protocol (TCP) and user datagram protocol (UDP) communications with network devices and systems.

Motivation

Many network devices use their own protocols over TCP or UDP, instead of using HTTPS. Like WebUSB, WebMIDI and WebBluetooth, this API allows web apps to communicate with local devices and information systems.

Documentation

Specification

Public discussion

Status in Chromium

Blink


In development (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • Harmful
  • No signal
  • No signal
  • Positive

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Search tags

networking, TCP, UDP, sockets,

Last updated on 2020-10-25