Overview: Real Time Protocols for Browser-based Applications
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Sean Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Protocol Action: 'Overview: Real Time Protocols for Browser-based Applications' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview-19.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Overview: Real Time Protocols for Browser-based Applications' (draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview-19.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Real-Time Communication in WEB-browsers Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Ben Campbell. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview/
Technical Summary 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". This document is an Applicability Statement - it does not itself specify any protocol, but specifies which other specifications WebRTC compliant implementations are supposed to follow. Working Group Summary The document did not, itself, have an particularly controversial aspects, although some of the referenced documents did. There was some debate among the WG chairs regarding whether sending this document to the IESG before all of the documents it referenced had also been sent on. Ultimately, they decided to move it forward once the WG considered it finished. It is worth noting that the documents on which it relies are broadly considered stable at this time. Document Quality The general WebRTC protocols that are referenced by this document are implemented to varying degrees by several major browsers (including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, and preview editions of Safari). Further, many non-browser implementations (as that term is defined in this document) exist, including the widely-deployed Asterisk PBX, Cisco's WebEx, and the MeetEcho service used for remote participation in IETF meetings. Personnel Sean Turner is the document shepherd. Alissa Cooper was the responsible AD prior to IETF 98. The current responsible AD is Adam Roach. IESG Note This document forms a portion of RFC Editor Cluster 238.