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Re: Alternative data API

From: Tim Panton <thp@westhawk.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:02:14 +0000
Cc: public-webrtc@w3.org
Message-Id: <EA1543CF-981B-4F3D-810B-663D2F9F7B9E@westhawk.co.uk>
To: Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org>

On 30 Jan 2012, at 09:59, Randell Jesup wrote:

> 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.

Sorry - that will teach me not to press send before the second cup of coffee of the morning.

Would we be exposing all those modes with appropriate javascript apis ?

> -- 
> Randell Jesup
> randell-ietf@jesup.org

Tim Panton - Web/VoIP consultant and implementor
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