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Re: Alternative data API

From: Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 01:59:49 -0800
Message-ID: <4F266A15.2050300@jesup.org>
To: Tim Panton <thp@westhawk.co.uk>
CC: public-webrtc@w3.org
On 1/30/2012 1:54 AM, Tim Panton wrote:
> I'll just re-iterate that in my view one of the downsides of STCP is 
> that it is a stream. Many of the things that will travel over this 
> channel will be messages. If we go for STCP we will require the JS 
> developers to implement a datagram protocol on top of it. So any 'win' 
> in baking in the reliable transport isn't as big as it looks at first 
> sight. Tim.

SCTP supports unreliable, reliable and partly-reliable datagrams (not 
streams).  If we choose SCTP/DTLS/UDP (instead of DTLS/SCTP/UDP), we 
have the option to also use SCTP's reliable streams.

Randell Jesup
Received on Monday, 30 January 2012 10:00:44 UTC

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