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Re: WebSockets -- only TCP?

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 06:43:06 +0100
To: public-webapps@w3c.org, "Rick van Rein" <rick@openfortress.nl>
Message-ID: <op.wbekt4ghidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:28:54 +0100, Rick van Rein <rick@openfortress.nl>  

> Hello,
> I would like to comment on the current (20120313) WebSockets
> specification.
> The text sounds to me like it implicitly assumes that all
> protocols are run over TCP.  It could be said that the choice
> of URL makes it sufficiently general to include UDP (and
> possibly SCTP), but the usage of terms like connecting sends
> a hint to implementers that support of TCP would suffice.
> If the intention is to create a TCP-only WebSocket, then I
> think this should be made explicit.  And if UDP would also
> be supported, then a remark around connection states that
> some apply only to connection-oriented URL protocols would
> send a clearer message to implementers.
> I do think UDP is too important to discard from WebSockets;
> among the things we can do with current technology (Flash or
> Java) is a softphone running in a browser; in a TCP-only
> HTML5 environment with deprecated support for these
> technologies such options would have no standing ground.

See PeerConnection in http://dev.w3.org/2011/webrtc/editor/webrtc.html

> I hope this is helpful feedback.
> Best wishes,
> Rick van Rein
> OpenFortress

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 19 March 2012 05:43:30 UTC

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