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

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Wed, 03 July 2013 22:34 UTC

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From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:34:04 -0700
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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 Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>; wrote:

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> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Iñaki Baz Castillo <ibc@aliax.net>; wrote:
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>> 2013/7/4 Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>;:
>> > Anyway, it's not like this feature is a surprise to anyone--well at
>> > least anyone who was paying attention--it's been a feature of the
>> > specification since before the WG was even formed. As I said
>> > earlier, it was in the original WHATWG spec that Ian Hickson
>> > wrote.
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>> I know, and I was a  "SDP supporter" at the beginning (and much others
>> like me who, after dealing with it for something more than just single
>> audio+video phone calls, have changed their mind).
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> This leaves me puzzled by your complaint that the current specification
> doesn't support Jingle out of the box, since that's been obvious from the
> very beginning and it's not like that's something that required extensive
> developer experience to discern. If this is important, why didn't you
> complain then?
>

Looking back at your posts from back then, I see you did in fact suggest
a set of API modifications that would have included an abstract session
description. That would in fact have made Jingle somewhat (though not
really that much) easier. So my last sentence here is unfair. My apologies.

-Ekr