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Re: What is missing for building "real" services?

From: Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:05:07 -0800
Message-ID: <CAOJ7v-2L16Zbg=r5so=trJFUFvfHUM80yBkiQmUjtc5oK4czug@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Tsahi Levent-Levi <tsahi.leventlevi@gmail.com>, public-webrtc <public-webrtc@w3.org>
I guess you could pop-under a window, and anchor the SharedWorker to that
window so that the SharedWorker and PeerConnection persist, but that seems
pretty unpalatable.


On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
<silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 6:01 AM, Tsahi Levent-Levi
> <tsahi.leventlevi@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > One of the things that I am seeing is the lack of support in websites.
> >
> > WebRTC works great on a webpage, but not in websites. This means that it
> > makes perfect sense to use it in SPAs (single page application), but if I
> > want to embed it into a website (an ecommerce one for example) - it is
> far
> > from easy - the moment the user leaves the page in favor of another one -
> > the call drops.
> > This causes a lot of vendors offering click-to-call services that get
> > embedded into websites to open up the video/audio session in a separate
> > browser window, which then doesn't float around. The experience you get
> is
> > broken due to that.
> >
> > Fixing this by having a way for the service to express the fact that it
> > wishes to maintain WebRTC sessions across web pages within the same
> domain -
> > or in any other way - will imrpove usability.
>
> Hmm, interesting challenge. I don't think there is a way to retain
> objects between navigations, not even same-domain.
> You can create a separate browser window with window.open() [1] and it
> remains open while navigating. But it doesn't stay on top FAICT.
>
> [1] http://www.quirksmode.org/js/popup.html
>
> Silvia.
>
> > On a similar note, it would be nice to be able to float the video on top
> of
> > the screen - not the browser window, but the whole desktop (and mobile).
> > This enables looking at things in parallel to the conference and still
> > having context or the ability to see the people you are talking to.
> >
> > Call it my two cents...
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tsahi Levent-Levi
> > http://bloggeek.me
>
>
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