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RE: <device> proposal (for video conferencing, etc)

From: Nick Lothian <nlothian@educationau.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:28:05 +1030
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, Ben Murdoch <benm@google.com>
Message-ID: <C61BBB9C527C5A49A8C9069ABC4B005F15C82DEC20@eduau-mail.eduau.local>
> >
> > Do you consider the client-to-client protocol to be in scope at the
> > moment, or is that far-future work?
>
> I don't know. If we do introduce a client-to-client protocol, I'd
> imagine
> we'd want to reuse an existing one, so that we don't have to resolve
> all
> the NAT traversal issues. (Simplicity wouldn't be as high a priority in
> this case as in the client-server case, since we'd expect far fewer
> independent implementations, so there'd be less to gain by developing a
> whole new protocol than there was with, e.g., Web Sockets.) I'm not
> familiar with existing protocols for this, though.
>


SIP's probably the "standard" protocol for this.

Jingle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_(protocol) ) is also interesting

Flash v10 implements RTMFP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Media_Flow_Protocol), but this seems to be video specific (and if HTML was to support something it should allow anything to be transferred)

Nick


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