Re: [MEDIACTRL] Mixer Control Package

Tim Melanchuk <tim.melanchuk@gmail.com> Tue, 06 September 2011 17:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [MEDIACTRL] Mixer Control Package
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agreed!

this time from a subscribed email address.....    - timm

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Eric Burger <eburger@standardstrack.com>wrote;wrote:

> The Mixer Control Package, the second to last normative document the work
> group needs to publish, has been on hold for nine months waiting for the
> XCON common data model.  That document has been stuck in the XCON work group
> for over three months.
>
> Do we need this to be a normative reference?  We refer to the document in
> two places.  The first is in 4.2.1.4.2.1, where we enumerate the entire list
> of video layouts. By the way, that reference is a MAY, not a MUST or even a
> SHOULD.  The second is in 4.4.1, where we say we take the <codec> element
> from the data model, but then we go ahead and define the element, anyway.
>
> I would offer that reading, understanding, and conforming to the data model
> is a nice thing.  However, it is not mandatory for creating an interoperable
> mediactrl implementation.  Therefore, I would propose we ask the RFC Editor
> move this reference from the Normative References to the Informative
> References, at which point this document will publish.
>
> Thoughts?
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