Re: [rtcweb] A plea for simplicity, marketability - and... who are we designing RTCWEB for?

Wolfgang Beck <wolfgang.beck01@googlemail.com> Mon, 24 October 2011 07:46 UTC

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On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM, Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org>; wrote:
>
> This is the rough equivalent to saying "instead of exchanging email in a
> standard format, and letting people use whatever client/webmail-client they
> want to read it; if you want to read an email from a gmail user you should
> log into gmail using their interface; from an aol user log into AOL and
> their interface, etc.  Oh, and history, phonebooks, etc would all be
> separate."  Yes, it avoids standard 'federation' formats and conversions,
> but...
Phonebooks aren't a problem. They're called 'Bookmarks' in my browser.
Call history doesn't look impossible to me as well. You can either
just use the browser's
history or setup some bookmarking web site that keeps track of your calls.

I used to defend Usenet using all of your arguments. The Web has won.


Wolfgang