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PeerConnection on WebWorker

From: <piranna@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:49:40 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKfGGh1neqP4+z5mjggvjpVPCK8MUY14BOwDc1sNsFAEE01zHw@mail.gmail.com>
To: discuss-webrtc@googlegroups.com, public-webrtc <public-webrtc@w3.org>
I've got this issue on Chrome v24 and v26, but I think it's related
with the specificacion since I didn't see anything about it there.

I'm trying to create a PeerConnection (to later create a DataChannel
from it) from inside a WebWorker, with the idea of use in the future a
SharedWorker. My intention is to move all the logic of my application
(a P2P filesharing application) to a SharedWorker and leave only on
the window thread the UI related code, so it can be accessed from
several browser tabs at a time, and also have the option to easily use
a WebSocket to a remote server running the logic of the application
instead against the local WebWorker/SharedWorker (the API is almost
the same, only one using send() method and the other usind
postMessage() method. I truly don't know why that difference between
both, but this a different story...). The problem is that trying to
create the PeerConnection inside the WebWorker it tell me that both
webkitRTCPeerConnection and RTCPeerConnection are not defined, so I
suppose this use case was not considered by the specification.

A temporal solution would be that the WebWorker send back the
petitions to use the PeerConnection object to the window thread and
process them there, but this would over complicate the application
architecture and also decrease performance.

Any clue about this topic?

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