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

Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com> Wed, 03 July 2013 21:26 UTC

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From: Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 14:25:59 -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 2:20 PM, Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>; wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>wrote:
>
>> Camp #0:  I've used SDP for years and I'm very comfortable with it.
>>  Using SDP as the control surface really helps my use case, which is legacy
>> interop.  Defining an API without SDP would be too much work, and probably
>> fail.  Look at what happened with SDPng!  Supporting all these advanced use
>> cases doesn't seem worth it.   If developers are doing that much advanced
>> stuff, they can learn to munge SDP.  It isn't that bad.
>>
>
> Hmm... That's not my understanding of the situation at all.
>
> Rather, I believe the expectation is that you shouldn't have to modify the
> SDP but rather there should be API points to cover most of the use cases
> that people want. This isn't to say that all those API points exist or that
> they work or whatever.
>
> -Ekr
>
>
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?  That would be (good) news to me.
 Because if it's true, then we can just go ahead and add those API points
and make the developers happy.

Along with that, is "use Jingle for signalling" included in your set of
"most of the use cases"?