Overview: Real Time Protocols for Brower-based Applications
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Network Working Group                                      H. Alvestrand
Internet-Draft                                                    Google
Intended status: Standards Track                           June 20, 2012
Expires: December 22, 2012

      Overview: Real Time Protocols for Brower-based Applications
                     draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview-04

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 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  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   6.  Data formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   7.  Connection management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   8.  Presentation and control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   9.  Local system support functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   10. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   11. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   12. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   13. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     13.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     13.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   Appendix A.  Transport and Middlebox specification . . . . . . . . 19
     A.1.  System-provided interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     A.2.  Middle box related functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     A.3.  Transport protocols implemented  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
   Appendix B.  Change log  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     B.1.  Changes from
           draft-alvestrand-dispatch-rtcweb-datagram-00 to -01  . . . 20
     B.2.  Changes from draft-alvestrand-dispatch-01 to
           draft-alvestrand-rtcweb-overview-00  . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     B.3.  Changes from draft-alvestrand-rtcweb-00 to -01 . . . . . . 20
     B.4.  Changes from draft-alvestrand-rtcweb-overview-01 to
           draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview-00  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     B.5.  Changes from -00 to -01 of draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview  . . 21
     B.6.  Changes from -01 to -02 of draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview  . . 21
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