ISSUE-128: Need more description on how bandwidth should be estimated

gmandyam

Need more description on how bandwidth should be estimated

State:
POSTPONED
Product:
Network Information API
Raised by:
Giridhar Mandyam
Opened on:
2012-12-01
Description:
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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  47. Draft minutes 24 April teleconference (from Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com on 2013-04-24)
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Related notes:

[fjh]: note in spec about issue is in section 1.2 Outstanding issues : "One concern is that bandwidth may be hard to implement, can be quite power-consuming to keep up-to-date and its value might be unrelated to the actual connection quality that could be affected by the server.

5 Dec 2012, 15:37:18

[fjh]: see http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/tip/network-api/Overview.html#outstanding-issues

5 Dec 2012, 15:38:01

[fjh]: recent discussion thread starts here: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2013May/0010.html

15 May 2013, 14:38:21

[fjh]: concerns, http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2013May/0012.html

15 May 2013, 14:38:41

[fjh]: support for concerns, http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2013May/0014.html

15 May 2013, 14:39:02

The Network Information API has been 'shelved' - see http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-netinfo-api-20140410/

Frederick Hirsch, 7 May 2014, 15:04:51

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