Supporting ORCA, a new W3C Community Group for WebRTC
At MS Open Tech, we are excited to see this work toward an “ObjectRTC” API. ObjectRTC and CU-RTC-Web share the same principles (e.g. no SDP Offer/Answer) and we look forward to a public discussion of how to synthesize the best ideas from both proposals. Pursuing multiple interoperability experiments such as CU-RTC-Web and ObjectRTC is how standardization works at its best. If you wish to participate in the discussion, an ObjectRTC Community Group (CG) has been established at the W3C - ORCA.
As with our previous release, we hope that publishing this latest working prototype in HTML5Labs provides guidance in the following areas:
- Clarify the CU-RTC-Web proposal with working code, so as to provide details on how the API could be used to solve real-world use cases in an interoperable way.
- Encourage others to develop comparable interoperable example code for their proposals.
- Seek developer feedback on how the CU-RTC-Web addresses interoperability challenges in Real Time Communications.
- Provide a source of ideas for how to resolve open issues with the current draft API as the CU-RTC-Web proposal is cleaner and simpler.
This is a great time for the community to come together to evaluate the draft specs to make sure they’re understandable, interoperable and implementable, and synthesize ideas to enable them to work together. We encourage you to engage with one or more of the discussions in IETF and W3C, such as ORCA CG, and we offer this new prototype to contribute to that discussion with running code. The latest CU-RTC-Web prototype can be downloaded from HTML5Labs. We look forward to receiving your feedback: please comment on this post or send us a message once you have tried out the prototype, and stay tuned for even more to come.