Re: [rtcweb] WebRTC JS object API with SDP shim option

Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com> Thu, 20 June 2013 17:56 UTC

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From: Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:55:20 -0700
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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] WebRTC JS object API with SDP shim option
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On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Bernard Aboba
<bernard_aboba@hotmail.com>wrote;wrote:

> Peter Thatcher said:
>
> "How are you going to test that shim without a working implementation of
> the clean API?
>
> One thing you could do is build a shim of clean API -> SDP.  Then, you'd
> have two shims which would make a fun combination (SDP -> clean API -> SDP)
> and you're prove that SDP munging and the clean API are equivalent in power.
>
> Or you could fork Chrome or Firefox.
>
> Either way, you have a lot of work ahead of you.  Best of luck."
>
> [BA] Getting a working implementation of a clean API is not the biggest
> issue.
>

If implementing the clean API in browser is the small issue, then poor
Robin has a massive challenge ahead.



> The biggest issue is how to determine whether a shim is "successful" or
> not.   At this point, the reality is that the  implementation code
> (including undocumented behavior) represents the WebRTC 1.0 specification,
> rather than the documents produced by W3C and IETF.  This makes the bar
> (either "backward compatibility" or "equivalent in power") difficult to
> define, let alone satisfy.
>
>
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