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Re: PFWG comments on HTML Media Capture ( LC-2636)

From: <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:00:28 +0000
Message-Id: <E1TBWdI-0004wC-JU@jessica.w3.org>
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org
 Dear Michael Cooper ,

The Device APIs Working Group has reviewed the comments you sent [1] on the
Last Call Working Draft [2] of the HTML Media Capture published on 12 Jul
2012. Thank you for having taken the time to review the document and to
send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-device-apis@w3.org if you agree with it or not before 18 September
2012. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation


For the Device APIs Working Group,
Dave Raggett
Dominique Hazaƫl-Massieux
W3C Staff Contacts

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/502ABF7F.1020705@w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-html-media-capture-20120712/


Your comment on 4. Security and privacy considerations This specification
> The Protocols and Formats Working Group took a quick look at the HTML
> Media Capture specification
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-html-media-capture-20120712/. In a
> teleconference discussion, minuted at
> https://www.w3.org/2012/07/18-pf-minutes.html, we had the following
> comments:
>     * The specification should make explicit statements about security
>       expectations, e.g., requesting permission before turning the
>       microphone on in order to capture from it.

Working Group Resolution (LC-2636):
Text added to to the Security and Privacy Considerations section  

"The user agent should not enable any device for media capture, such as a
microphone or camera, until a user interaction giving implicit consent is
completed. A user agent should also provide an indication when such an
input device is enabled and make it possible to terminate such capture.
Similarly, the user agent should allow the user:

* to select the exact media capture device to be used if there exists
multiple devices of the same type (e.g. a front-facing camera in addition
to a primary camera).
* to disable sound capture when in the video capture mode."

see http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/camera/#security


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