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[network information] adding latency; defining how to obtain latency/bandwidth estimates or providing precision - comment?

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 18:45:30 +0000
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CC: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
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[sent not as chair]

On our 24 April DAP teleconference we discussed the Network Information API [1] noting that both latency and bandwidth are useful information, and that in many cases latency information may even be more interesting than bandwidth information.

We also noted that it would be useful if different implementations shared a common means of providing the estimates, so that applications could have a basis for interpretation despite platform.

That said, I expect such estimates may be implementation dependent - in that case it may be useful to have an indication of precision.

Thus we have two questions:

1. Is there general agreement that it would be useful to add latency to the Connection Web IDL of the Network Information API

2. Would it be useful and possible to add information to the specification on how to provide latency and bandwidth estimates? If not, should we be including some sort of precision for the each of the estimates?

Thanks

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Nokia

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-netinfo-api-20121129/

for Tracker, this should complete ACTION-629
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