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Re: URL.createObjectURL() for DataChannels

From: <piranna@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 02:03:40 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKfGGh1FNRyT60EVf-VvdLybVwa9hgQmh2a8bNciazS1V-jYRg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Yes, what Peter is talking about is similar to what PeerCDN does.

2013/7/17 Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>:
> I thought that's exactly what these guys do:
> http://gigaom.com/2013/03/28/peercdn-p2p-cdn/
>
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 9:42 AM, Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com> wrote:
>> Although it may have had some details incorrect, I think the general idea is
>> an interesting one:  could web page resources (such as images) be loaded
>> through a the data channel?
>>
>> I can think of a few ways that might be accomplished.  But before I think
>> too much about it:  has anyone else spent some time thinking about how it
>> could be done and under what circumstances it could be useful?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 5:46 AM, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 07/15/2013 11:32 AM, piranna@gmail.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>> With URL.createObjectURL() you can create a temporal URL for example
>>>> from a getUserMedia() video and attach it to a <video> tag, or you can
>>>> use it with a Javascript fragment of code inside a Blob object and
>>>> give it to an inline WebWorker (also from inside a file:// scheme).
>>>
>>>
>>> Sorry, I can't parse that description.
>>> - It's "temporary", not "temporal"
>>> - There aren't Javascript fragments inside Blob objects
>>> - I don't know what you mean by "give it to an inline WebWorker".
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> My idea is to be able to do the same but with WebRTC DataChannels.
>>>> This way, they could be accesed using an iframe location or similar
>>>> (also a <video> tag if required) using nested URLs this way:
>>>>
>>>> iframe.location = "http:blob:<random-blob-UUID>/index.html"
>>>
>>>
>>> This URL is malformed, unless I've forgotten everything I know about HTTP
>>> URLs.
>>> If you want an URL that accesses some protocol other than HTTP, please
>>> don't use HTTP URLs.
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> This would allow literally surf over webpages hosted on the other peer
>>>> or whatever other thing you can do with a normal URL on the browser
>>>> without needing to reimplement them, just changing the TCP/HTTP
>>>> transport for the datachannel itself, and also maybe it would be
>>>> integrated directly on the browser (via plugin?) so it would run on
>>>> the main document setting that URL directly in the URL address bar.
>>>
>>>
>>> Unfortunately HTTP has the concept of an end-of-page (unless you use one
>>> of the infinite-document tricks that people have been using while waiting
>>> for webchannels to become available).
>>>
>>>>
>>>> For security, it would be required that only connect to DataChannels
>>>> whose protocol attribute is set and it's equal to the scheme we are
>>>> trying to use on it.
>>>
>>>
>>> Please try to reformulate what you want to do rather than trying to
>>> express it in terms of HTTP; HTTP just doesn't work that way.
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> "Si quieres viajar alrededor del mundo y ser invitado a hablar en un
>>>> monton de sitios diferentes, simplemente escribe un sistema operativo
>>>> Unix."
>>>>  Linus Tordvals, creador del sistema operativo Linux
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>



-- 
"Si quieres viajar alrededor del mundo y ser invitado a hablar en un
monton de sitios diferentes, simplemente escribe un sistema operativo
Unix."
 Linus Tordvals, creador del sistema operativo Linux
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