Re: [rtcweb] Summary of Application Developers' opinions of the current WebRTC API and SDP as a control surface

Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com> Mon, 08 July 2013 12:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Summary of Application Developers' opinions of the current WebRTC API and SDP as a control surface
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On 7/7/13 11:14 PM, Roman Shpount wrote:
>
> On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 2:33 AM, Stefan Håkansson LK
> <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com
> <mailto:stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>> wrote:
>
>     On 7/3/13 11:37 PM, Eric Rescorla wrote:
>      >     I'm glad to be wrong here.  Is the phrase "you shouldn't have to
>      >     modify the SDP but rather there should be API points to cover
>     most
>      >     of the use cases"  the consensus of the working group?
>      >
>      >
>      > I thought it was, but I'm not the chair, so maybe you could ask
>     Harald or
>      > Stefan.
>
>     I definitely think this is the consensus of the working group.
>
>
> Can you point out when exactly this consensus was reached? This is news
> to me, but I definitely could have missed something.

No I can't really. To be clear, no consensus call (or similar) has been 
held. But every time this is discussed, what I hear is people agreeing 
and no objections. It was discussed a bit, e.g., at the f2f at TPAC last 
year, if you read the minutes [1] you will find some traces of that 
discussion.

And, I don't understand why there would be a debate about this. There 
are obviously many who want to define APIs (or constraints) that allow 
most use-cases to be met without having to modify the SDP. Why would 
anyone have anything against that? If there is anyone who really wants 
to modify the SDP instead (I have no clue why, but anyway) they can 
still do that.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webrtc/2012Nov/0072.html

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