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RE: [HOME_NETWORK_TF] Terminology section of the requirements document

From: WRIGHT, STEVEN A <sw3588@att.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 07:59:24 -0500
Message-ID: <938A352F605D9C469D35D3CAE82C49631DAB938D@brexc52p>
To: "Giuseppe Pascale" <giuseppep@opera.com>
Cc: <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>, "Clarke Stevens" <C.Stevens@cablelabs.com>
I would *hope* that this group's work is independent of address format etc., but I still think it would be helpful to indicate that the simplistic single legacy IPv4 subnet may not be a valid assumption, precisely because there are folks that don't know anything else might exist.  I would prefer to leverage an existing definition from another SDO if possible but the text below should help set the direction viz:


home network 
For the purposes of this document, the term "home network" refers to the networking infrastructure that facilitates Internet Protocol communications between devices within the home. This may range from a single legacy IPv4 subnet to multiple IPv4 subnets and dual stack or IPv6 environments and will typically (but not always) be connected to the Internet. 


Another point I am concerned about is the assumption that the home network is geographically restricted to a specific residential area.  Why is that assumption important? Are devices in my vacation home on my home network? Does this imply some content licensing restriction?



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-----Original Message-----
From: Giuseppe Pascale [mailto:giuseppep@opera.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 8:24 AM
To: WRIGHT, STEVEN A
Cc: public-web-and-tv@w3.org; Clarke Stevens; Matt Hammond
Subject: Re: [HOME_NETWORK_TF] Terminology section of the requirements document

On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:30:49 +0200, WRIGHT, STEVEN A <sw3588@att.com>  
wrote:

> I agree Home Network should be defined.
> I'm not sure the assumption of a single subnet is valid in a home  
> network.
the definition says "typically" so basically do not exclude multiple  
subnets

> It also seems likely that both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses may need to be  
> supported going forward.
>
right, but probably not relevant for our document.
Are you fine with the current definition  [1] in the requirement document  
or would you suggest a rephrasing?

/g

[1]  
http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/HNTF/Home_Network_TF_Requirements#Terminology



> Regards,
> Steven Wright, MBA, PhD,
> Sent from my ATT iPhone.
> Rethink Possible.
>
> On Aug 30, 2011, at 2:01 AM, "Giuseppe Pascale" <giuseppep@opera.com>  
> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:51:47 +0200, Matt Hammond  
>> <matt.hammond@rd.bbc.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> Sounds good.
>>>
>>
>> Agree with both. Merged into the requirement document.
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/HNTF/Home_Network_TF_Requirements#Terminology

>>
>> /g
>>
>>>
>>> Matt
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:40:34 +0100, Clarke Stevens  
>>> <C.Stevens@cablelabs.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I think it would be worthwhile to define it since the idea of a home
>>>> network is a concept that has not been relevant in HTML to this  
>>>> point. I
>>>> also think your definition is pretty good. We could also add something
>>>> along the lines of, "The home network can also be considered the local
>>>> area network (LAN) within the home."
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> -Clarke
>>>>
>>>> On 8/29/11 4:29 PM, "Matt Hammond" <matt.hammond@rd.bbc.co.uk> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I've just noticed that the terminology section includes "companion
>>>>> device"
>>>>> ... which can be dropped since it no longer features in the  
>>>>> requirements
>>>>> document.
>>>>>
>>>>> Would it also be worth adding a definition for "home network"? I
>>>>> appreciate this may be deceptively difficult to define in a way that  
>>>>> we
>>>>> can all agree on; and perhaps that may be reason enough to exclude  
>>>>> it and
>>>>>
>>>>> therefore deliberately keep it ambiguous. Here is an attempt though:
>>>>>
>>>>> "For the purposes of this document, the term "home network" refers  
>>>>> to the
>>>>>
>>>>> networking infrastructure that facilitates Internet Protocol
>>>>> communications between devices within the home. This will typically  
>>>>> (but
>>>>> not always) consist of a single IP subnet and will typically (but not
>>>>> always) be connected to the Internet."
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Matt
>>>>> --
>>>>> | Matt Hammond
>>>>> | Research Engineer, BBC R&D, Centre House, London
>>>>> | http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/

>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Giuseppe Pascale
>> TV & Connected Devices
>> Opera Software
>>


-- 
Giuseppe Pascale
TV & Connected Devices
Opera Software
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