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Re: RTT note in WebRTC 1.0

From: Joshue O Connor <joconnor@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 13:14:01 +0100
To: "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Cc: RQTF <public-rqtf@w3.org>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <eb78ea5a-8942-14a7-6767-b851e832441a@w3.org>

On 09/10/2019 13:01, White, Jason J wrote:
> Regarding the polyfill implementations: I would suggest confirming that they are available to be used today.

+1 but other than that - I think the text is good Janina.

Thanks

Josh


>   If they are feasible to implement, but not readily available to WebRTC application developers yet, I would change the text slightly to indicate that they should be further developed and used in the interim - until a standard protocol and any necessary, associated API support exist.
>
> Janina's draft otherwise seems clear and reasonable to me, but I do not have WebRTC expertise.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jason.
>
> ´╗┐On 10/9/19, 05:58, "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
>
>      Hello All:
>
>      I have revised Dom's text somewhat and included suggested language from
>      Josh. Before we send this out to APA for approval, can we please
>      determine I have improved the language--and not impaired it!
>
>      ----------------
>      Accessibility considerations [New section, informative]
>
>      The WebRTC 1.0 specification exposes an API to control protocols
>      (defined within the IETF) necessary to establish real-time
>      audio, video and data exchange.
>
>      Real-time Text, defined in RFC 4103 on which people
>      who are deaf or hard of hearing (among others) rely on for their communication needs, utilizes T.140
>      encapsulated in RTP to enable the transition from TDD/TTY devices to
>      IP-based communications. Support for RFC 4103 is especially important is it is
>      being established as the new and more reliable mechanism for text
>      communications with emergency service centers.
>
>      Since Real-time Text requires the ability to send and receive data in near
>      real time, it can be best supported via the WebRTC 1.0 data channel API. As
>      defined by the IETF, the data channel protocol utilizes the SCTP/DTLS/UDP
>      protocol stack, which supports both reliable and unreliable data channels. The
>      IETF chose to standardize SCTP/DTLS/UDP over proposals for an RTP data channel
>      which relied on SRTP key management and were focused on unreliable
>      communications.
>
>      Since the IETF chose a different approach than the RTP data channel as part of
>      the WebRTC suite of protocols, as of the time of this publication there is no
>      standardized way for the WebRTC APIs to directly support Real-time Text as
>      defined at IETF and implemented in U.S. (FCC) regulations.  The WebRTC working
>      group will be actively looking to address this gap in future specification
>      revisions, as well as at progressing technical API requirements.  We hope to
>      do this in conjunction with developing IETF protocols.
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>      Within the IETF MMUSIC WG, work is ongoing to enable Real-time text to
>      be sent over the WebRTC data channel, allowing gateways to be deployed
>      to translate between the SCTP data channel protocol and RFC 4103
>      Real-time text. This work, once completed, would enable a unified and
>      interoperable approach for integrating real-time text in WebRTC
>      user-agents (including browsers) - through a gateway or otherwise.
>
>      MMUSIC-T140:
>      https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftools.ietf.org%2Fhtml%2Fdraft-holmberg-mmusic-t140-usage-data-channel&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cjjwhite%40ets.org%7C8d35ab02cd2943f07dfd08d74c9f3cf1%7C0ba6e9b760b34fae92f37e6ddd9e9b65%7C0%7C0%7C637062119123138889&amp;sdata=4HzD9Y8uHsI0SdCrJLReNygtCCLK%2B5v0%2B5aV%2BDWZQsE%3D&amp;reserved=0
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>      As of this publication polyfill implementations exist that do enable
>      effective RTT support in WebRTC applications. This is deemed sufficient until
>      such time as future
>      gateways are enabled via IETF protocols such as the SCTP data channel protocol
>      and RFC 4103 Real-time text. This will need to be defined at IETF in
>      conjunction with related work at W3C groups to effectively and consistently standardise RTT
>      support internationally.
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>      ------------------
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>      Best,
>
>      Janina
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