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Re: Moving forward with SDP control

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:49:31 -0400
Message-ID: <51E9B46B.7050200@bbs.darktech.org>
To: "Matthew Kaufman (SKYPE)" <matthew.kaufman@skype.net>
CC: Roman Shpount <roman@telurix.com>, Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>, "piranna@gmail.com" <piranna@gmail.com>, Kiran Kumar <g.kiranreddy4u@gmail.com>, Likepeng <likepeng@huawei.com>, Cullen Jennings <fluffy@iii.ca>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>

     Just because the user has access to it does not make it an API.

     SDP is only an API only if the specification makes guarantees about 
its contents. If we define it as an opaque token, today it is SDP, 
tomorrow it could be something totally different (including binary data).


On 19/07/2013 5:33 PM, Matthew Kaufman (SKYPE) wrote:
> Not only does that blob go over the wire, but in order to get to the 
> wire it comes out and goes in via JavaScript-accessed holes. That's an 
> API, I'm afraid, even if you don't want it to be.
> Matthew Kaufman
> *From:*Roman Shpount [mailto:roman@telurix.com]
> *Sent:* Friday, July 19, 2013 2:18 PM
> *To:* cowwoc
> *Cc:* Peter Thatcher; piranna@gmail.com; Kiran Kumar; Likepeng; Cullen 
> Jennings; public-webrtc@w3.org; Matthew Kaufman (SKYPE)
> *Subject:* Re: Moving forward with SDP control
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM, cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org 
> <mailto:cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>> wrote:
>     Hi Peter,
>         It sounds like I'm missing something. As a web developer, I
>     have haven't had to choose a SDES crypto key in order to initiate
>     video chat. The underlying WebRTC implementation might have done
>     so and I passed this opaque blob (SDP) over the wire, but I never
>     had to touch it myself.
>         So what am I missing here?
> The blob that goes over the wire. It still exposes the underlying 
> data, so it is still part of the API.
> _____________
> Roman Shpount
Received on Friday, 19 July 2013 21:50:18 UTC

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