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Getting rid of SDP

From: Cullen Jennings (fluffy) <fluffy@cisco.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 19:43:19 +0000
To: WebRTC WG <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FDEA451D-1DB9-4AA7-8E23-AE1F8E0F3BEE@cisco.com>

SDP is really awful - encoding SDP as parsed JSON does not help much. What we need to do to greatly simplify things is get rid of SDP. The offer answer is really complicated for modern systems that have more uniform capabilities so I would like to get rid of offer answer too. To simplify all the control, I think one needs to also simplify STUN, TURN, ICE, RTP, and SRTP. 

I wrote a draft outlining that - it is at:


it is being discussed on the dispatch@ietf.org email list ( you can join at https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/dispatch). Glad to get PR at https://github.com/WhatIETF/draft-jennings-dispatch-new-media

Love to get feedback in general and also on how this, or parts of it, would be a good way to go for the next version of WebRTC

Thanks, Cullen
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