[rtcweb] Data transfer

"Olle E. Johansson" <oej@edvina.net> Fri, 16 September 2011 06:29 UTC

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A comment on the list made me go back and re-read the charter. One thing I had missed is the data transfer part of rtcweb.

"The goal is to enable innovation on
  top of a set of basic components.  One core component is to enable
  real-time media like audio and video, a second is to enable data
  transfer directly between clients."
Most of the discussions on the list has been about the media. What are the ideas for data transfer? Applications?

To me, this seems like an interesting feature. If it's a plain data transfer session, a bidirectional session, it's a way to open a session from Javascript to any server, acting as an rtcweb client, which is different from the current sandbox model. I could have missed this discussion, but if not, I think this is an interesting topic to bring up.

Another note, which I think is purely a mistake, is to forget realtime text - T.140 and just state audio and video. The T.140 users are natural early adoptor users of rtcweb.