Web Real-Time Communications Working Group
This is the Wiki of the W3C Real-Time Communications Working Group. The wiki is the main point of entry for participants of the group as well as for people interesting in the day-to-day life of the group. It is used to collect drafts, ideas and logistics information. Higher-level information about the Web Real-Time Communications Workin Group is available on the main home page of the group.
See also the wiki of the Media Capture Task Force.
- February 25 2016 Virtual Interim (online)
- January 14 2016 Virtual Interim (online)
- October 29 - 30 2015 in Sapporo, Japan
- September 9 - 10 2015 in Redmond, WA, USA
- October 30 - 31 2014 in Santa Clara, California, USA
- May 19 - May 21 2014 in Washington DC, USA
- November 11 - November 12 2013 in Shenzen, China
- February 6 - February 7 2013 in Boston, USA
- October 29 - October 30 2012 in Lyon, France
- June 11 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden
- February 1 2012 Feb 1st, Mountain View, CA
- October 31 - November 1 2011 in Santa Clara, California, USA
- July 23 2011 in Quebec City, Canada
In addition, there are teleconferences at varying intervals between these. Background materials can sometimes be found on the Teleconferences page.
Minutes from meetings and teleconferences are linked from the official WG page.
Any resolution taken in a face-to-face meeting or teleconference is to be considered provisional until 10 working days after the publication of the resolution in draft minutes sent to the working groups mailing list. If no objections are raised on the mailing list within that time, the resolution will be considered to have consensus as a resolution of the Working Group.
Use cases and requirements
The Editor's draft of Use cases and requirements currently merely refers to the equivalent IETF document. In the IETF document use cases and requirements are listed. New use cases that have been proposed but not yet decided are also listed (with links).
There are however some items that should be discussed more within the context of current use cases and requirements (mostly taken from this mail):
- QoS. Unclear to a large extent at this time. Skip for first version?
- The use case (4.2.5) of using SIP between service providers must be sorted out to know what "SIP" really means and furthermore if all webrtc functionality would be available or if there are certain things you can't do. Also F24 should probably be updated, along with a new API requirement (text proposed from the mail "Web API MUST NOT prevent two webapps that happen to choose to peer with SIP from peering."). Also, the current A18 is vague and it can be discussed how much this is an API question
- What of more "advanced" audio media processing should remain in webrtc, and what should be moved to the Audio WG? Will have implications on F13 and F15 and A14.
- A more advanced IVR use case, or at least more detailed should perhaps replace the text in 4.3.2
- Codec requirements.....
- Section 7.2 (Security): should these requirements be moved into the F-req part?
- More work needed on data channels (unreliable, reliable, file-transfer) in terms of actual use and of requirements.
Stats interface and stats values
Discussion on what is missing to build "real" services
Migration to Github for spec repositories
The WG has agreed that we would rather have the specs on github in repositories hosted under the W3C account than on other version control systems or sites. The page below tracks decisions and work on this.
- Archives of the email@example.com mailing-list are publicly available. This mailing-list should be used for all technical discussions within the group.
- Archives of the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing-list are available to W3C Members only. Use of this second list should be restricted to administrative purposes (e.g. sending regrets or F2F logistics)
- Tracker is used to track actions within the group. We're only using the ACTION section.
- Buganizer is available for tracking issues and bugs.
The Tracker usage guidelines (Work In Progress) gives details on how and when to use these tools.
The group uses IRC to take minutes and exchange info during calls and face-to-face meetings:
- IRC info: #webrtc on irc.w3.org, port 6665
- You may use the W3C Web client, specifying a username and channel #webrtc
- You may find more info on IRC usage at W3C
Other Useful W3C Resources
- World Wide Web Consortium Process Document 14 October 2005
- Art of Consensus Guide (W3C member confidential)
- Notes on IRC at W3C
- The Zakim IRC Teleconference Agent
- Setting up a telco using Zakim
- Quick Start Guide to taking minutes