Specification for TraceContext propagation format
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Trace Context Specification

This repository is associated with the Trace Context specification.

Specification for distributed tracing context propagation format:

  • Trace Context Report. Status: Working Draft.
    • Rationale document
    • Changes are tracked on GitHub, communicated in meetings and e-mails distribution list.

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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.


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Why are we doing this

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See Contributing.md for details.