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Re: Reminder: Disconnect between Streams and DataChannel API models

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 09:08:20 +0200
Message-ID: <538439E4.2070004@alvestrand.no>
To: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
On 05/27/2014 09:04 AM, Stefan Håkansson LK wrote:
> On 2014-05-26 09:45, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
>> Just a reminder.... at the recent retreat, the question of whether we
>> can use / adapt the Sockets API was brought up again, with particular
>> reference to this proposal:
>>
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/streams-api/raw-file/tip/Overview.htm
>>
>> This API proposal is based on a byte-stream model, not a datagram model.
>> It is therefore not possible to use the exact same model with either
>> WebSockets or the DataChannel APIs.
> I agree there is a disconnect right now, but section 8 of the Streams
> API draft explicitly mentions WebSockets and RTCPeerConnection, so there
> seem to be an ambition to make Streams interop with them.
They seem to have the ambition, but not the mechanisms.

Until we see a proposal that shows a connection to the problem to be 
solved, I think we can't do anything with it.

        Harald
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 07:08:54 UTC

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