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Re: Mechanics of interfacing WebRTC API and JSEP

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:26:26 +0100
To: public-webrtc@w3.org
Message-ID: <563A0782.70005@alvestrand.no>
To make life more compilcated .... the version of the draft on github is
not the official draft version; the HTML version on tools.ietf.org is
not the official draft version, but an unofficial reformatting; the
eventual target for JSEP is an RFC, which doesn't offer semantic anchors
at all (AFAIK).

I think the third option comes closest to doing what we want - we have
to generate the mapping table from the github version, and point into
the published draft version.

Methodologies aren't completely aligned.

On 11/02/2015 12:35 PM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:
> Hi,
>
> As part of discussing https://github.com/w3c/webrtc-pc/issues/337 at
> the WebRTC F2F last week, we came to the conclusion that we needed a
> better mechanism to link from the WebRTC API to the JSEP draft, and I
> volunteered to work with EKR on finding the right mechanism for that.
>
> Having looked quickly in the tools used to build the JSEP draft, I can
> imagine the following options:
> * we link directly to the "latest" version of JSEP posted at
> https://rtcweb-wg.github.io/jsep/  this one has semantic anchors
> (e.g. https://rtcweb-wg.github.io/jsep/#sec-create-offer) so it's easy
> to do and requires little or no machinery to work; but it's not the
> official URL
>
> * we extract "live" the matching of semantic anchors to section
> numbers from that same document, and use these to build full links to
> ietf.org URLs; the extraction can be done live since the doc is
> CORS'd; fairly easy to do, but requires some understanding and
> commitment of the alignment between https://rtcweb-wg.github.io/jsep/
> and https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-rtcweb-jsep ; also, it will
> make the WebRTC spec slower to load
>
> * we set up a (automated?) process whereby each time the JSEP draft is
> updated, we run a tool that extract the mapping between semantic
> anchors and section numbers; I'm not sure how we integrate with the
> updates to JSEP draft (is there an IETF webhook for that?)
>
> Any reaction or preference?
>
> Dom
>


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