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Re: [sensors] Should we request permission when sensor is not supported by the platform?

From: raymeskhoury via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:49:24 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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(Chrome Security UX engineer chiming in) +1 to @owencm. I think that 
prompting prior to knowing whether a device is available will be a bad
 user experience (users already have many problems with prompts).

As a precedent, webrtc doesn't do this, for example if you go to 
https://webrtc.github.io/samples/src/content/getusermedia/gum/ without
 a device plugged in, you will see getUserMedia error: 
DevicesNotFoundError and there won't be a permission prompt. If you 
plug in a webcam and refresh the page, you will see a prompt.

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