Re: [rtcweb] On babies and bathwater (was Re: Summary of Application Developers' opinions of the current WebRTC API and SDP as a control surface)

Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com> Fri, 19 July 2013 19:14 UTC

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From: Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:13:29 -0700
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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] On babies and bathwater (was Re: Summary of Application Developers' opinions of the current WebRTC API and SDP as a control surface)
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On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com>; wrote:

> On 7/19/13 13:47, Peter Thatcher wrote:
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>>  Do you really believe all of them are naive and full of hubris?
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> No, I think they're using an API that is nowhere near finished yet, which
> is necessarily going to be painful. The complaints are legitimate.
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"nowhere near finished yet"?  Yikes.  We just spent almost a year arguing
about what an m-line is.  What's your timeline for finishing?

The scapegoating of SDP is what's misguided.


Well, I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree, because from my
perspective as a web developer and a browser implementer, the API being
based on SDP Offer/Answer is the heart of the problem, and not just a
scapegoat.  I hope that we can do much better in a 2.0 API while
maintaining legacy interop (make everyone happy), but of course I'll
refrain from talking about that further until the right time has come.



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