Microsoft, Google Co-chair W3C Web Performance Working Group
Microsoft will co-chair a new World Wide Web Consortium working group with Google. The W3C Web Performance Working Group is tasked with finding methods for measuring application performance on the Web.Microsoft has been selected to co-chair a new World Wide Web Consortium working group, the W3C Web Performance Working Group, which aims to help measure application performance on the Web. Microsoft will co-chair the group with Google. In an Aug. 18 blog post about Microsoft's participation in the group, Jason Weber, Microsoft's lead program manager for IE Performance, said, "Enabling Web developers to understand the real-world performance characteristics of their applications is critical to the success of HTML5, and we're excited to have been selected as co-chairs of the new working group alongside Google. We look forward to partnering with the W3C and the broader Web community to enable these scenarios through an interoperable API."
Weber added, "The first deliverable for the working group is to recommend an API that measures the performance of browser navigations. The WebTimings specification provides a good starting point for these capabilities, so this specification will move into the Web Performance Working Group and become the foundation for our recommendations."