How RUMvision is enabling future web features for website owners

Summary: If you're using a RUM solution to monitor your website's performance and user experience, you might wonder how you can participate in origin trials. Here's where RUMvision steps in to make the process seamless and hassle-free.

How RUMvision is enabling future web features for website owners

RUMvision is leading the way as a RUM solution by taking part in Origin Trials. This means that site owners that are already using RUMvision for monitoring and debugging-porposes can easily join as well, hassle-free.

Third-Party Origin Trials: simplifying participation

RUMvision leverages a concept known as "third-party origin trials". This approach streamlines participation for website owners by handling the technical aspects behind the scenes. Here's how it works:

Requesting a Third-Party Token

RUMvision obtains a third-party token associated with a specific origin trial. See the screenshot below:

Automated Token Injection

Once RUMvision has the token in hand, it takes care of everything. It automatically injects the token as a meta tag into the websites where your RUM monitoring script is deployed. But only for websites that enabled it in their tracking configuration.

This meta tag effectively activates the experimental feature for your RUMvision's usage on those websites. A metatag could look like this:

<meta http-equiv="origin-trial" content="A+Radug7upBBWtw+FsHNBenRG0Q1e4UD...FBhcnR5Ijp0cnVlfQ==">

Seamless Monitoring

With the token in place, RUMvision can access and utilize the experimental feature during the trial period. This allows you to monitor your website's performance and user experience with the enhanced capabilities provided by the experimental feature.

Providing feedback

On our turn, we will provide the Chrome team with feedback. This could be a mix of feedback from a developer perspective and monitoring and visualization capabilities (or lack thereof).

Depending on what the Origin Trial is aiming to solve, we might even get feedback from our RUM users and summarize that before sharing feedback with the Chrome team.

Benefits of relying on RUMvision for Origin Trials

There are multiple benefits when a RUM provider is doing the heavy Origin Trial lifting for site owners:

  1. Simplicity

    Website owners don't need to navigate complex processes or worry about embedding tokens themselves. Your RUM provider handles it all.

  2. Efficiency

    Your RUM provider's automated approach ensures a quick and efficient setup for participation in origin trials.

  3. Expertise

    Your RUM provider is well-versed in the intricacies of origin trials, ensuring that everything is configured correctly for optimal results.

Enabling Origin Trials within RUMvision

We might have gotten you all enthusiastic about Origin Trials now. However, it's called Origin Trials for a reason: they are still experimental.

While we do implement RUM related Origin Trials, characteristics might change before being shipped in browsers. This means that you would need to reach out to join us in taking part in Origin Trials. We will then enable the right settings in your configuration. This will look as following:

Conclusion

Participating in origin trials can be a powerful way to stay ahead in the ever-evolving web landscape. Thanks to RUMvision's involvement in third-party origin trials, you can take advantage of cutting-edge web technologies without the hassle of managing tokens and configurations.

RUMvision simplifies the process, allowing you to focus on what matters most— working on providing an exceptional user experience on your website. So, if you're curious about origin trials and how they benefit your site, rest assured that RUMvision has you covered.

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