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Re: RE: changes to sysinfo (was Fwd: Agenda - Distributed Meeting 2010-06-23)

From: James Salsman <jsalsman@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 23:57:35 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTilkL3VtE4wk_AOMupbgX-Fpj-1PVFD5dZZJKPWe@mail.gmail.com>
To: "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW)" <BS3131@att.com>
Cc: James Salsman <jsalsman@talknicer.com>, public-device-apis@w3.org, "Tran, Dzung D" <dzung.d.tran@intel.com>
Bryan,

We need a definition of an active connection which makes sense in the
context of plural connections and multihoming. I can't think of a better
place to add net neutrality. I mean, if a device has WiFi and cellular
internet both, then clearly one or the other is usually preferable. I can't
imagine that preference wouldn't be equivalent to what most people mean by
bandwidth, carrier-independent end-to-end compatibility, and reasonable
round trip times. Some devices already multihome that way. I think I
mentioned bandwidth, but maybe indirectly.

If the number of connections got changed from plural to the singular, we
should change that back. The internet interface device(s) are usually plural
to begin with, anyway.

Also I don't know what "bearer connection" means.

On Jun 28, 2010 10:27 PM, "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW)" <BS3131@att.com>
wrote:

James,
Making the changes now. I will upload it tomorrow. Had to find and learn an
SVG editor tool (Inkscape).

Re "An active network connection is connected. Data sent over an active
network connection is expected to be delivered in accordance with
carrier-independent, end-to-end principles of internet datagram delivery.
Connections which do not conform to carrier-independent, end-to-end
principles with reasonable round trip times should not be considered active
when other connections are available.  Disconnected and otherwise
unavailable connections must not be considered active." :

The statement "Connections which do not conform to carrier-independent,
end-to-end principles with reasonable round trip times should not be
considered active when other connections are available." raises more
questions to me, than it clarifies the meaning of the term. At least I don’t
know how a device would distinguish carrier-independence, end-to-end
principles, or what is reasonable re delay. Also the qualifier "when other
connections are available doesn't seem to help either.

How about: "The device has an active bearer connection to an Internet
Protocol compatible network."

Thanks,
Bryan Sullivan | AT&T


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