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DAP-ISSUE-128 (gmandyam): Need more description on how bandwidth should be estimated [Network Information API]

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Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2012 01:01:53 +0000
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DAP-ISSUE-128 (gmandyam): Need more description on how bandwidth should be estimated [Network Information API]

http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/track/issues/128

Raised by: Giridhar Mandyam
On product: Network Information API

Current specification states that bandwidth (when UA can estimate it) should be "an estimation of the current bandwidth in MB/s (Megabytes per seconds) available for communication with the browsing context active document's domain."

There needs to be more specificity as to how the UA should estimate bandwidth.  For instance, a UA that estimates bandwidth only on the basis of the previous resource request may exhibit significant variability in the bandwidth estimation.  On the other hand, a UA that estimates bandwidth by smoothing over a long time period may provide an unusable estimate.  
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