Last Call Review of draft-ietf-rtcweb-video-05

Request Review of draft-ietf-rtcweb-video
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 06)
Type Last Call Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2015-05-26
Requested 2015-05-14
Authors Adam Roach
Draft last updated 2015-05-15
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -05 by Russ Housley (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -05 by Sheng Jiang (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Russ Housley 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-rtcweb-video-05-genart-lc-housley-2015-05-15
Reviewed rev. 05 (document currently at 06)
Review result Almost Ready
Review completed: 2015-05-15


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This review is in response to a request for early Gen-ART review.

Document: draft-ietf-rtcweb-video-05
Reviewer: Russ Housley
Review Date: 2015-05-15
IETF LC End Date: 2015-04-28
IESG Telechat date: unknown

Summary: Almost Ready

Major Concerns:

Downref: There is a normative reference to Informational RFC 6386.
There is no mention of the downref in the IETF Last Call, and
RFC 6386 is not listed in the downref registry.


Minor Concerns:

In section 3, the first sentence says: "This section provides guidance
on pre- or post-processing of video streams."  s/pre- or/pre- and/

Maybe the intended audience will understand "Y'CbCr 4:2:0", but a
reference would have helped me.  I found useful information at


The indented text in Section 5 should begin with "NOTE: ".

In section 6, I assume that "320x240" is measured in pixels.  Please
make the text clear.

Section 6.2 says: "Unless otherwise signaled, implementations that use
H.264 MUST encode and decode pixels with a implied 1:1 (square) aspect
ratio."  Isn't this true for VP8 as well?

Other Comments:

There are references to several outdated I-Ds.  Some of the references
point to particular section numbers.  I did not check whether the
updates had an impact on these sections, but someone should do so:
  - draft-ietf-payload-vp8-11: -15 exists
  - draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview-12: -13 exists
  - draft-ietf-rtcweb-rtp-usage-06: -23 exists
  - draft-ietf-rtcweb-security-arch-09: -11) exists
  - draft-ietf-rtcweb-security-06: -08 exists