Trace Context Specification
This repository is associated with the Trace Context specification, which specifies a distributed tracing context propagation format.
The next version of specification is being developed in this repository.
The current draft of the Trace Context Specification from this repository's master branch is published to https://w3c.github.io/trace-context/. Explanations and justification for decisions made in this specification are written down in the Rationale document.
We appreciate feedback and contributions. Please make sure to read rationale documents when you have a question about particular decision made in specification.
This specification defines formats to pass trace context information across systems. Our goal is to share this with the community so that various tracing and diagnostics products can operate together.
There are few open source and commercial implementations of this trace context specification available.
A simplistic regex-based implementation can be found in the
test folder. This
implementation has 100% compliance to the test suite.
.NET Framework will ship trace context specification support in the upcoming version. See Activity for implementation details.
A list of all currently implementations can be found here.
Why are we doing this
See Contributing.md for details.