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Re: FW: [Bug 20810] SDP inadequately defined

From: Iñaki Baz Castillo <ibc@aliax.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:32:29 +0100
Message-ID: <CALiegf=A4UNEanVirbVchdtHFMzuOE+nCs4_yB6HZKBHLXXx4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Matthew Kaufman <matthew.kaufman@skype.net>, public-webrtc <public-webrtc@w3.org>
2014-10-28 23:18 GMT+01:00 Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>:
>> I'm not entirely thrilled about all the bugs being closed as "this is the
>> IETF's problem", but this one in particular is an issue. There is currently
>> NO chain of normative references, RFC or otherwise, which when used as a
>> specification results in SDP that is compatible with any SDP generated or
>> consumed by any WEBRTC implementation. This is a bug *with the W3C
>> specification* until such time as we reach the point where the normative
>> references are sufficient to create an interoperable implementation without
>> reference to third party source code.
> Is this a quality of implementation issue or a api definition issue?

The SDP in WebRTC is a String with ~3700 chars. There is no "API" in there.

> Isn't the next version of the spec supposed to abstract away the sdp
> surface?

Abstracting away the SDP does not fix this issue. The browser still
needs to generate and parse SDP (those String with more than 3700

> In your opinion, does ORTC have the right api to resolve this
> issue?

Of course.

Iñaki Baz Castillo
Received on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 23:33:17 UTC

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