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Re: Missing definitions for parameters in MediaTrackCapabilties/MediaTrackConstraints?

From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 20:40:55 -0700
Message-ID: <CABcZeBP25=4uw+2G1jRUxOuqYar4JQ3_Hmf8jYNtdRakB=6vBg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
Cc: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>, "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
I tend to agree with Cullen. We've got plenty of experience with registries
for this
and I don't see any reason to deviate from this successful practice.
-Ekr


On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 4:57 PM, Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com> wrote:

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> > On Apr 20, 2015, at 10:53 AM, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > On 20 April 2015 at 05:40, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
> wrote:
> >> There's more text on what they mean in section 14.1, "Track
> >> Constrainable Property Registration".
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> >
> > Can we remove the registry?  Is there any reason that we can't simply
> > maintain the document with the definitions of the things we are using?
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> I view the registry as a simple way to do exactly that. Imagine a company
> doing a webrtc based internet doorbell. They are effectively building a
> single purpose browser - they are not one of the big browser vendors - and
> they might be doing standardizes at some other SDO such as OIC. This small
> company, or another SDO,  needs a clear way to be able to reserve a name to
> use. The registry also provide people a pointer to some documentation that
> might help in interoperable reuse of new paramaters.
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> Just edit the live document will be fine for mozilla and google but far
> less likely to work for people who are not long term contributors to that
> the WG. Many people have found it outrageously frustrating to try and get
> something added to the whatWG specs for example. IANA will execute whatever
> rules we give them for keeping the a document with all the things that we
> are using and they will continue to do it over long periods of time.
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> When we just have a document, it often becomes a huge pain over time. The
> bonjour labels are a great example of something that took a lot of work to
> get moved to IANA from a document on the web.
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