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Re: Moving forward with SDP control

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 06:51:35 +0200
Message-ID: <51E77457.7050409@alvestrand.no>
To: Roman Shpount <roman@telurix.com>
CC: public-webrtc@w3.org
On 07/17/2013 07:00 PM, Roman Shpount wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 5:52 AM, Harald Alvestrand
> <harald@alvestrand.no <mailto:harald@alvestrand.no>> wrote:
>     That was the original rationale for exposing the SDP, actually;
>     people with exotic needs could get satisfaction without
>     complexifying the API interface, but in return, they had to do SDP
>     munging.
> I do not think that the interface of the application with outside
> world and its support of exotic features is the issue. The issue are
> exotic and any new features implemented and exposed by the browser.

Roman, using "the issue" might be one of the issues that's confusing us.

Are you talking about what you see as the major issue when running the
same application in two browsers, and having them talk to each other?

> Right now, in the SIP world, every time I deploy a new device I do the
> interop. Every time I update the device firmware or desktop software
> version, I do the interop. The model you propose would essentially
> mean that every time I deal with new browser, I will need to do the
> interop. Every time the browser updates, I will need to do the
> interop. Given the current browser update rates, this means that all I
> would have time to do would be interop testing my application and
> would have no time to develop any new features. Also, with each new
> browser version which is currently in use, the number of interop tests
> will group geometrically. I am not sure this is sustainable model
> unless the spec itself can guarantee that SDP implementations are
> interoperable.  There are two ways to achieve it: make it very
> restrictive and be very careful about adding to it or do not put it
> into an API at all.
> _____________
> Roman Shpount
Received on Thursday, 18 July 2013 04:52:04 UTC

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