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Re: [whatwg] Media sink device selection on <audio>/<video>

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:23:16 -0700
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
Message-id: <m2d2gn5u3f.fsf@apple.com>
Hi,

>> The consensus opinion at WebRTC and MediaCapture seemed to be that
>> the ability to let an app say "which of these 5 microphones do you
>> want?" is more amenable to creating good apps than leaving this UI to
>> the browser chrome.
>
> Seems to me that the privacy aspects (the fingerprinting
> vulnerabilities from exposing this data), and the abuse aspects
> (giving hostile sites the ability to access all the user's devices if
> any are made available) would trump this. Surely we can rely on user
> agents to provide nice UIs.

I agree with Ian. For instance, on iOS we provide features that allow
Web developers to take AirPlay into account when building custom video
controls, but we do not expose the list of AirPlay targets to Web
content.


Ted
Received on Friday, 11 April 2014 23:23:40 UTC

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