Re: [rtcweb] Data transfer

Iñaki Baz Castillo <ibc@aliax.net> Fri, 16 September 2011 13:58 UTC

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2011/9/16 Olle E. Johansson <oej@edvina.net>et>:
> "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?

Hi. Just my opinion:

Having WebSocket protocol I don't see the need for a separate/specific
data transfer protocol within WebRTC. WebSocket already allows
bidirectional traffic for carrying long text or binary data (I means
even GigaBytes of data).

Also, HTML5 offers some cool features for "downloading" data received
by the JavaScript code. See a demo:

  http://html5-demos.appspot.com/static/a.download.html

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Iñaki Baz Castillo
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