Re: [Slim] Moving forward on draft-ietf-slim-negotiating-human-language

Randall Gellens <rg+ietf@randy.pensive.org> Tue, 21 November 2017 00:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Slim] Moving forward on draft-ietf-slim-negotiating-human-language
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At 1:53 PM -0500 11/20/17, Paul Kyzivat wrote:

>  ISTM the real problem is with language tags in video media. These 
> could indicate that the lip motions of people in the video reflect 
> speakers of the tagged language. Or they could indicate written 
> text in the specified language is embedded in the video. (Could be 
> closed caption text or just signage.) Or (in the case of signed 
> language tags) it could indicate use of sign language in the video.

In the specific context of the draft, which is negotiating language 
and media for interactive real-time communications, I don't think 
signage or embedded written language makes sense.

>  But in the end, if this is declarative about what is being sent 
> then it isn't clear whether it is important. If it is an indication 
> of what is being requested, then it is more important.

In an offer, it's a statement of what is acceptable.  In an answer, 
it's a statement of what was selected.

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