Report from the IAB Workshop on Exploring Synergy between Content Aggregation and the Publisher Ecosystem (ESCAPE)
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   Report from the IAB Workshop on Exploring Synergy between Content
            Aggregation and the Publisher Ecosystem (ESCAPE)
                       draft-iab-escape-report-00

Abstract

   The Exploring Synergy between Content Aggregation and the Publisher
   Ecosystem (ESCAPE) Workshop was convened by the Internet Architecture
   Board (IAB) in July 2019.  This report summarizes its significant
   points of discussion and identifies topics that may warrant further
   consideration.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Mention of Specific Entities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Instant Navigation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Offline Content Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  Other Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.3.1.  Book Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.3.2.  Web Archiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   3.  Interactions Between Web Publishers and Aggregators . . . . .   8
     3.1.  Incentives for Web Packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.2.  Operational Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.3.  Content Regulation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.4.  Web Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  Systemic Effects  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.1.  Consolidation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.1.1.  Consolidation of Power in Linking Sites . . . . . . .  11
       4.1.2.  Consolidation of Power in Publishers  . . . . . . . .  12
       4.1.3.  Consolidation of User Preferences . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.2.  Effect on Web Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.3.  Privacy of Content  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   5.  AMP Issues Unrelated to Web Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.1.  AMP Governance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.2.  Constraints on the AMP Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     5.3.  Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     5.4.  Implementation of Paywalls  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   6.  Venues for Future Discussion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     8.1.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     8.2.  URIs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Appendix A.  About the Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     A.1.  Agenda  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       A.1.1.  Thursday 2019-07-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       A.1.2.  Friday 2019-07-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     A.2.  Workshop Attendees  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   Appendix B.  Web Packaging Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     B.1.  Authority in HTTPS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
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