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Re: DataChannels API

From: Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:42:59 -0400
Message-ID: <50412FE3.1070504@jesup.org>
To: public-webrtc@w3.org
On 8/31/2012 5:32 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Randell Jesup wrote:
>> The API, per the decisions at the Interim and mailing list is based
>> closely on the WebSockets interface.  For example, you are supposed to
>> wait for onopen to fire before calling send(), at both ends. (The
>> low-level IETF protocol supports sending before onopen, but WebSockets
>> doesn't.)  Currently I have no limit on send(DOMString); WebSockets
>> limits DOMStrings to 123 characters.
> The length limitation is in bytes, not characters, and only on .close
> for reason phrases ("I am closing the connection because the computer
> is going to reboot now"); the API does not allow you to queue messages
> to be sent if and once a connection has been established, but that is
> not different from the underlying protocol, the concept does not exist
> at that level.

Aha.  The dangers of reading code and not specs, and probably not 
looking too closely about where it was called from.  Thanks.

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Randell Jesup
randell-ietf@jesup.org
Received on Friday, 31 August 2012 21:44:05 GMT

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