Re: [rtcweb] Relation of Mozilla WebAPI announced today to RTCWEB/WebRTC work?

Christopher Blizzard <blizzard@mozilla.com> Tue, 23 August 2011 18:32 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Relation of Mozilla WebAPI announced today to RTCWEB/WebRTC work?
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On 8/23/2011 11:28 AM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> On 08/23/11 19:59, Timothy B. Terriberry wrote:
>>> Can anyone from Mozilla please comment on how the "WebAPI" announced
>>> today with the goal to " provide a basic HTML5 phone experience 
>>> within 3
>>> to 6 months" relates to the work happening in RTCWEB/WebRTC?
>>
>> This is more along the lines of getting access to the APIs needed to 
>> instruct a mobile phone to initiate a phone call, rather than to host 
>> that call inside the browser. Presumably also with some way to detect 
>> that your on a device that supports that capability at all.
> The blog post sounds like a virtual clone of the W3C Device API charter.
>
> Is that your planned venue for standardizing these APIs?
>
> I can't say I'm overly happy with the amount of imagination spent on 
> the name, but the effort seems to make sense!

We're not part of the device API working group (only Opera participates 
in that group from the major browser vendors.)

--Chris

--Chris