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RE: Early Holiday Present: Settings API version 6

From: Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:34:15 +0000
To: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9768D477C67135458BF978A45BCF9B3853AD63E5@TK5EX14MBXW603.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
For those of you thinking about the privacy/fingerprinting issues involved in surfacing the device identifiers, I included a rather cynical example usage scenario in section 7.2 for your consideration:

http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/tip/media-stream-capture/proposals/SettingsAPI_proposal_v6.html#getting-access-to-a-specific-video-source-if-available


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Travis Leithead [mailto:travis.leithead@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:02 AM
> To: public-media-capture@w3.org
> Subject: Early Holiday Present: Settings API version 6
> 
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/tip/media-stream-
> capture/proposals/SettingsAPI_proposal_v6.html
> 
> This is the original (v5.1) planned revision of the settings v5 proposal,
> due 2 weeks from our last telecom. It contained enough substantial changes
> that I bumped the planned version number.
> 
> Please read the definitions section (2) which sets out some of the
> terminology and concepts that will make the rest of the document far
> easier to understand.
> 
> (Brief) Summary of Updates:
> * Martin's proposal for getting the list of device identifiers (sourceIds)
> is included
> * Bakes in concepts from Martin's synchronous gUM Option 3, notably:
>   - Tracks can take constraints in their constructors
> * "Settings" are now split into capabilities and constraints (there is no
> more "settings" concept)
> * Further simplified the "source" model from prior proposals
> * Added a concept of "read-only" sources to better allow for either file-
> backed sources or readonly device-sharing (born from EKR's comments in the
> telecom).
> 
> -Travis
Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 20:35:47 UTC

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