Re: [MMUSIC] Some more thoughts on the simulcast discussion

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Thu, 15 October 2015 20:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: [MMUSIC] Some more thoughts on the simulcast discussion
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On 10/14/15 15:28, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> On 10/14/2015 07:00 PM, Paul Kyzivat wrote:
>> On 10/14/15 3:10 AM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
>> What seems clear is that SDP doesn't get the granularity right about
>> the stuff it can reference. So people end up using things that aren't
>> quite right, and adjusting their usage to align with what it is
>> possible to describe.
> We are worrying about the same set of issues.
>

This is actually the exact problem that RID seeks to solve: by defining 
a new construct rather than trying to leverage existing ones (which, as 
you observe, end up being ill-fitting in many cases), we are able to 
point quite precisely at the *thing* of interest, instead of obliquely 
waving at some badly-matched proxy for that thing.

/a