[Jingle] XSF Jingle Special Interest Group.
ralphm at ik.nu
Mon Jul 22 15:46:46 UTC 2013
On 2013-07-22 17:14, Iñaki Baz Castillo wrote:
> Great. First thing you should complain about is the fact that current
> WebRTC specification makes unfeasible for a browser to use SDP-XML as
> defined by XEP-0167. So if you have a SIP server you will be able to
> directly connect from the browser, but if you have a Jingle server you
> will need a gateway.
I have been following the recent discussions for a while now, and think
I understand the various stand points, including yours.
As I mentioned in my announcement, mapping SDP to Jingle's negotiation
parameters is indeed one of the concerns we are going to look into.
Philipp's work on his WebRTC plugin for Strophe.js , which uses
Jingle signalling, has shown that it indeed takes quite some effort to
map and mangle SDP to get things going. The spreadsheet questionnaire
that Peter Thatcher asked people to fill in (thanks!) also has several
comments to that effect. During our discussions on the Jingle mailing
list and the meeting last week, more of such comments were made.
I want to stress, again, that Jingle's negotiation parameters should not
be referred to as a flavor of SDP expressed in XML. This is misleading,
as it is not managed by MMUSIC, and actually weakens your point of not
wanting SDP as an API surface. I can understand that looking at the
current specification could give that impression, though. The Jingle
examples are currently interleaved by SDP examples to show the mapping,
and we are looking into making the distinction clearer, maybe even as a
document separate from this one.
PS. Yes, I messed up the subject header of the original announcement.
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