SALUD L. Liess, Ed.
Internet-Draft R. Jesske
Updates: 3261 (if approved) Deutsche Telekom AG
Intended status: Standards Track A. Johnston
Expires: January 21, 2015 Avaya
July 20, 2014
URNs for the Alert-Info Header Field of the Session Initiation Protocol
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) supports the capability to
provide a reference to a specific rendering to be used by the UA as
an alerting signal (e.g., a ring tone or ringback tone) when the user
is alerted. This is done using the Alert-Info header field.
However, the reference (typically a URL) addresses only a specific
network resource with specific rendering properties. There is
currently no support for standard identifiers for describing the
semantics of the alerting situation or the characteristics of the
alerting signal, without being tied to a particular rendering. To
overcome these limitations and support new applications, a new family
of URNs for use in Alert-Info header fields (and situations with
similar requirements) is defined in this specification.
This document normatively updates RFC 3261, which defines the Session
Initiation Protocol (SIP): It changes the usage of the Alert-Info
header field defined in RFC 3261 by additionally allowing its use in
all provisional responses to INVITE (except the 100 response). This
document also permits proxies to add and remove header field values
from the Alert-Info header field.
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1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2. Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3. Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7