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Re: Screen sharing function name

From: Rob Manson <roBman@buildAR.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 13:24:07 +1100
Message-ID: <54D57747.2080504@buildAR.com>
To: public-media-capture@w3.org
+1 for getSystemMedia (since we have getUserMedia already).

In some ways this would then justify getUserMedia - which always seems 
to throw new WebRTC developers. I think symmetry here would really help.

Anything non-symmetrical will just make gUM even more confusing 8/

roBman


On 7/02/15 12:41 PM, Peter Thatcher wrote:
> We discussed it at TPAC.
>
> ​In my notes from, I recorded the following possible name ideas.  I 
> can't remember what was proposed or decided there (vs just me 
> brainstorming), but here they are:
>
> getSystemMedia()
> getOutputMedia()
> getSystemOutputMedia()
> getSystemGeneratedMedia()
>
> I vaguely recall one of the considerations being that audio could also 
> theoretically be captured, which made "getDisplayMedia" less 
> applicable.   I did not that no one liked the name "display" at the 
> time, for what that's worth.
>
> I think this may be a case of picking the least bad name.
>
>
> ​
>
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM, Martin Thomson 
> <martin.thomson@gmail.com <mailto:martin.thomson@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I pulled the name getOutputMedia from somewhere.
>
>     ekr suggests getDisplayMedia, which I think is better.
>
>     https://github.com/w3c/mediacapture-screen-share/pull/23
>
>
>
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