Overview: Real Time Protocols for Brower-based Applications
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Network Working Group                                      H. Alvestrand
Internet-Draft                                                    Google
Intended status: Standards Track                      September 28, 2011
Expires: March 31, 2012

      Overview: Real Time Protocols for Brower-based Applications
                     draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview-02

Abstract

   This document gives an overview and context of a protocol suite
   intended for use with real-time applications that can be deployed in
   browsers - "real time communication on the Web".

   It intends to serve as a starting and coordination point to make sure
   all the parts that are needed to achieve this goal are findable, and
   that the parts that belong in the Internet protocol suite are fully
   specified and on the right publication track.

   This work is an attempt to synthesize the input of many people, but
   makes no claims to fully represent the views of any of them.  All
   parts of the document should be regarded as open for discussion,
   unless the RTCWEB chairs have declared consensus on an item.

   This document is a work item of the RTCWEB working group.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Principles and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.1.  Goals of this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.2.  Relationship between API and protocol  . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.3.  On interoperability and innovation . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     2.4.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   3.  Architecture and Functionality groups  . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   4.  Data transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   5.  Data framing and securing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   6.  Data formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   7.  Connection management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   8.  Presentation and control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   9.  Local system support functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   10. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   11. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   12. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   13. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     13.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     13.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   Appendix A.  Change log  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     A.1.  Changes from
           draft-alvestrand-dispatch-rtcweb-datagram-00 to -01  . . . 17
     A.2.  Changes from draft-alvestrand-dispatch-01 to
           draft-alvestrand-rtcweb-overview-00  . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     A.3.  Changes from draft-alvestrand-rtcweb-00 to -01 . . . . . . 17
     A.4.  Changes from draft-alvestrand-rtcweb-overview-01 to
           draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview-00  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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