Would you like to understand what the “RTCWEB/WebRTC” initiative is all about? And how it will enable real-time communications from within web browsers without the use of additional plugins or extensions? (like those in Flash, Quicktime, etc.)
A great place to start would be this Internet-Draft at:
As the draft URL indicates, the document truly is an “overview” of the effort:
This document gives an overview and context of a protocol suite intended for use with real-time applications that can be deployed in browsers – “real time communication on the Web”.
It intends to serve as a starting and coordination point to make sure all the parts that are needed to achieve this goal are findable, and that the parts that belong in the Internet protocol suite are fully specified and on the right publication track.
The latest version, released today, includes a reference to the WebRTC specification released yesterday by the W3C.
Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in learning more about this very important industry effort.
- W3C WebRTC Group Releases First Draft of API Specification For Browser-Based Communication
- New RTCWEB Internet-Draft: Architecture and API Requirements for RTC Web
- RTCWEB Group Within IETF Schedules Interim Meeting for June 8, 2011
- Two New RTCWEB Mailing Lists For Separate IETF and W3C Activity
- WebRTC Group Posts Minutes and Plans Face-to-Face Meeting This Coming Saturday in Quebec