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Re: On babies and bathwater (was Re: [rtcweb] Summary of Application Developers' opinions of the current WebRTC API and SDP as a control surface)

From: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 05:46:50 +0000
To: Rob Manson <roBman@mob-labs.com>
CC: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1447FA0C20ED5147A1AA0EF02890A64B1C32E8B8@ESESSMB209.ericsson.se>

Peter T has a spreadsheet at 
collecting the experiences made when using the WebRTC APIs. Could you 
enter what you have learned? The more people that contribute the better.


On 7/21/13 1:08 AM, Rob Manson wrote:
> +1
> As a web developer that's spent a lot of time experimenting with the
> currently specified version of the WebRTC related APIs and that's been
> following the mailing list debates closely this really does seem like
> the best resolution.
> It provides a more extensible and flexible architecture that can evolve
> at "web developer speed" not "aligned browser release speed". And at
> this speed it will also be less fragile.
> It provides a clear separation of concerns so people can use SDP where
> they want, but not everyone is restricted by the timelines of other WGs
> that are required to evolve SDP.
> And it would enable even more experimentation and future facing
> development too.
> Also, in terms of timing I think getting this right is more important
> than the current commitment to a deadline.
> This is from the perspective of a web developer that has gone to all the
> effort of just finishing a book on "Getting started with WebRTC" using
> the existing API and who is also working on several commercial projects
> based on the current API.
> So if anyone should be promoting "just get the first version out" then
> it should be someone in my position. But I think you really will find
> that most web developers would rather we got this abstraction right
> first so we can avoid all of the extra support issues and application
> re-work that will be required down the track if we don't.
> roBman
> On 20/07/13 23:51, Iñaki Baz Castillo wrote:
>> Let W3C experts to define a good JS API for WebRTC (with no SDP), let
>> MMUSIC WG to define a SDP format for WebRTC, and then let JavaScript SIP
>> experts to build JS libraries on top of it to play the SDP game, and we
>> all will be happy. And telcos will be much more happy than they think.
>> Let's get rid of all the SDP O/A stuff in the browser. The browser is
>> not a phone and "fixed logic + fixed code" does not work here.

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