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Re: [webrtc-pc] pc.addTrack/removeTrack are confusing and mostly redundant. Mark as legacy?

From: Sergio Garcia Murillo via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:25:25 +0000
To: public-webrtc-logs@w3.org
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I agree, if there is not a big technical issue we have to resolve or all 
browser implementators decide it is just too difficult to implement and 
support both models  I think we are too late in the process to make such 
a big change.

I am all in for cleaner APIs, but then I would get rid of peerconnection 
and transceivers altogether. Which by the way IMHO should be the scope 
of next webrtc chapter.

Regards
Sergio

On 02/02/2018 10:17, Philipp Hancke wrote:
>
> So we got rid of the legacy streams API without specifiyng them. 
> Philosophically that is bad but nobody volunteered to write the spec. 
> It is very clear for developers that addStream is the legacy API.
>
> addTrack/removeTrack is confusing because it is supported both in the 
> "track-based" API (shipped in Firefox and recently Chrome) and the 
> transceiver model (in FF59). And they behave /very/ different in both 
> models which creates a lot of confusion.
>
> I dislike addTransceiver because it is much easier to explain a web 
> developer
>
>   * "you take your stream from getUserMedia and add the stream to the
>     peerconnection" or
>   * "you take your stream from getUserMedia and add all the tracks to
>     the peerconnection"
>     than to explain what a transceiver is.
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