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Re: [mediacapture-main] Most browsers lie about how many devices they ask users to share (#648)

From: youennf via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:05:05 +0000
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If the presence or not of the 's' is important to convey to the user, it probably means the message is not right since most users will not understand the difference. If the message is not right, maybe we should improve the model.

"Allow access to camera(s)" is an ambiguous sentence by design, especially since it is so short.
For instance, does it mean all cameras connected now or also the future cameras? For this page or for all pages of this origin?

Fortunately, users have some context since they probably already answered to OS permission requests. They will probably interpret the message according to this knowledge.
Safari prompt is consistent with MacOS and iOS system prompts for camera and microphone.

> I get access to two cameras after a single prompt asking for one camera.

The typical use case is an iPhone user with a back camera and a front camera.
When a user grants camera access, I believe it is intuitive to the user that the web app gets access to both front and back camera.

If the heuristic is found counterintuitive, I agree it is appropriate to try improving it, or changing the model...

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