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Re: [mediacapture-main] Persist device IDs like they were cookies,

From: jan-ivar via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:22:02 +0000
To: public-media-capture-logs@w3.org
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This PR falls short of its subject. Cookies have lots of 
privacy-protecting properties that seem absent in this spec, like 
visibility, tool/extension-support, expiry, third-party blocking 
policies, and last but not least, laws and regulations in some 
countries. As an implementer, reading that something should be "like 
cookies", begs a lot of questions about desired behavior.

It seems like we have two paths to choose from:

 1. Make `deviceId`s more like cookies (and address the things I 
mention above).
 2. Recognize that `deviceId`s are *not* cookies, and stop leaning on 
that similarity argument.

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