Re: [rtcweb] WebRTC compatible endpoints (WAS: confirming sense of the room: mti codec)

Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> Wed, 10 December 2014 18:09 UTC

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Den 10. des. 2014 18:59, skrev Gaelle Martin-Cocher:
> The main problem is with what the terminology covers and its
> inconsistent usage.
> 
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> The WebRTC gateway in
> https://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-alvestrand-rtcweb-gateways-01.txt is
> defined as a WebRTC-compatible endpoint with some requirements being
> applied to it.
> 
> I am not sure how the last sentence in the WebRTC-compatible endpoint
> definition  “It is not constrained by this specification…”  applies to
> the gateway.

Renaming the term is certainly possible.

And this thread has certainly made the point that the -gateways draft
needs to be informative, not standards-track.


> 
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> 
> If a mobile app is centered around text or text and audio, it should not
> be relegated in the WebRTC-compatible endpoint category and should be
> able to benefit from the WebRTC non browser/endpoint terminology .
> 
>  
> 
> If a WebRTC-compatible endpoint supports everything but a subset of
> functions (e.g. does not support bundle)  there could be requirements
> applied to it; in IETF or in other standardization groups that are
> referring to the IETF terminology.


I see absolutely no reason to go down this path.
If you want a standard that specifies conformance to a spec that is part
of the WebRTC spec, you are of course free to try to do so.

But I see no reason to join in on that journey.