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Re: Teleco Integrators vs Web Developers vs Browser Implementers

From: tim panton <thp@westhawk.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 08:48:39 +0100
Cc: Iņaki Baz Castillo <ibc@aliax.net>, Ted Hardie <ted.ietf@gmail.com>, Christer Holmberg <christer.holmberg@ericsson.com>, cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>, Robin Raymond <robin@hookflash.com>, "Roman Shpount" <roman@telurix.com>, Adam Bergkvist <adam.bergkvist@ericsson.com>, "piranna@gmail.com" <piranna@gmail.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>, Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
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To: "Suhas Nandakumar (snandaku)" <snandaku@cisco.com>

On 3 Jul 2013, at 08:10, "Suhas Nandakumar (snandaku)" <snandaku@cisco.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Jul 3, 2013, at 12:02 AM, "tim panton" <thp@westhawk.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On 3 Jul 2013, at 00:51, "Suhas Nandakumar (snandaku)" <snandaku@cisco.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> The W3C standard describes what the browser API looks like to the javascript developer. 
>> 
>> It defines what the developer has to do to set up a peer-connection with a set of desired properties.
>> The way the javascript programmer determines what those desired properties are is up to her.
>> Likewise the way the desired properties are communicated from one end to the other(s) can be 
>> independent of the API.
>> 
>> Those properties will be derived 5 places :
>> 1) from the local user's wishes, 
>> 2) from the capabilities of the local hardware,
>> 3) from the service's policies, 
>> 4) from the remote hardware capabilities,
>> 5) from the remote users wishes
>> 
>> Our current API surface (SDP) is good at expressing 2) and 4) but weak at expressing the other sources, especially 3)
>> 
>> Tim.
>> 
> 
> Hello Tim
> 
> I would be interested in learning about minimally extending existing API or constraints to solve the use cases that aren't covered by 1 and 3. Also 5 is can be covered within existing API and data model semantics
> 

I believed that a year ago. I'm less convinced now. 

> My 2 cents
> 


> Cheers
> Suhas
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