Re: FW: [Bug 20810] SDP inadequately defined

On 28/10/2014 11:35 PM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> On 10/28/2014 01:07 PM, Matthew Kaufman (SKYPE) wrote:
>> 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.
> I disagree with your interpretation of the state of play.
> The current reference to how SDP should be generated and parsed is JSEP.
> I agree that JSEP is not specifying the generation and parsing that
> browsers do today. This is a) a problem with JSEP (it wasn't complete
> last time I looked at it), and b) a problem with the browsers (they have
> not been updated to follow the parts of the spec that *are* complete).
> But the WEBRTC (W3C) bugtracker is about tracking issues that can be
> solved by *modifying W3C specifications*. There is nothing here that can
> be fixed by modifying a W3C specification.
> My conclusion is that keeping a bug in the W3C bugtracker that says
> "JSEP is not complete" makes no sense. Therefore, I closed this bug.

How do you propose making sure that WebRTC 1.0 does not ship with 
critical components (such as JSEP) underspecified? I get the fact that 
this is in IETF's court but, semantics aside, isn't this something we 
need to worry about?


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