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Re: A view on the current webRTC API and next step...

From: <piranna@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:50:23 +0200
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To: Göran Eriksson AP <goran.ap.eriksson@ericsson.com>
Cc: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
+1 to start designing the WebRTC v2.0 API.

2013/7/23 Göran Eriksson AP <goran.ap.eriksson@ericsson.com>:
> Hi,
> Based on our experience on developing JavaScript web apps using WebRTC and implementing WebRTC and in light of web developers feedback, we propose to start drafting on a "2.0" API already now, including a review of the use of SDP as well as O/A. The ideas of exposing lower layers to the web app, leaving much signaling to the JavaScript web app/JSL has much appeal (even though one must not forget security and browser interoperability challenges). These and a few, other selected enhancements should be explored carefully and with expedience by this WG and not later.
> Having said that, leaving more to the JavaScript should still be done in a way that the most basic browser-to-browser use cases should be easy to do without dependency to JSL's.
> One reason for start drafting the 2.0 is to seek a rough consensus in the community- especially including web developers views- on the design of the "2.0 API". Such a "straw man" can be used to safeguard that the current WebRTC API ("1.0") can indeed be done as a JSL on top of it and make sure the 2.0 is not limited by design of 1.0. Furthermore, 1.0 should be designed with an idea of 2.0 in mind, making a transition as smooth as possible.
> We expect there are several 2.0-ish implementations around or being developed with a lower layer API with the WebRTC-like API implemented as a JSL, meaning it is reasonable to expect that the community can leverage on experience from running code in developing 2.0.
> Regards
> Göran Eriksson for the Ericsson webRTC team

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