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Re: iPhone streaming Internet-Draft posted

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 10:21:48 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, http-live-streaming-review <http-live-streaming-review@group.apple.com>
Message-Id: <1CE4EB81-230D-45B2-8CEF-7DB52D4D2DBB@mnot.net>
To: Roger Pantos <rpantos@apple.com>
Hi Roger,

I had a quick look over this. My impression was that the relationship  
to HTTP is pretty tangental; i.e., you may only intend to use this  
over HTTP, but there's not much (anything?) HTTP-specific about it.

As such, it may be better to position this as a format description (or  
indeed a description of an extension to an existing format), rather  
than something HTTP-specific. E.g., a good name might be 'Live  
Streaming Extensions for the M3U Playlist Format.'

One question -- why do all of your tags begin with 'EXT-X-'?


On 02/05/2009, at 6:36 AM, Roger Pantos wrote:

> My apologies if this is a bit off-topic. I just posted the following
> Internet-Draft:
>   This document describes a protocol for transmitting unbounded  
> streams
>   of multimedia data over HTTP.  It specifies the data format of the
>   files and the actions to be taken by the server (sender) and the
>   clients (receivers) of the streams.  It describes version 1.0 of  
> this
>   protocol.
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/draft-pantos-http-live-streaming/
> The folks on this list have a great deal of expertise on HTTP and  
> specifications
> in general. I would appreciate your feedback on the document, and  
> the protocol
> itself.
> thank you,
> Roger Pantos
> Apple, Inc.

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
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