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Re: Canceling pending getUserMedia() call

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:12:42 -0800
Message-ID: <54CACC7A.8050707@alvestrand.no>
To: public-media-capture@w3.org
On 01/28/2015 07:52 AM, Josh Soref wrote:
> Jan-Ivar wrote:
>> Seems reasonable, except I don't like that this means that the
>> permission prompt could change from under the user. The user could be
>> about to hit "Allow" - intending to allow audio-only - when the request
>> changes to video+audio, causing the users to accidentally grant more
>> than they intended.
> That's a QoI detail. The UA could detect that the user is w/in some interval 
> of interacting w/ the permission and freeze out updates. Or, if it doesn't 
> freeze out updates and the user interacts w/ the grant w/in some interval of 
> the change, the UA could split the prompt explaining that the permission 
> changed and give the user a choice.
> Or something else. UX implementation details are left to implementers to 
> innovate/improve. The spec just needs to not prevent UAs from doing something 
> reasonable.

I think this is last paragraph is good guidance.

Surveillance is pervasive. Go Dark.
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