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Re: suggest a parameter in getUserMedia

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:06:33 +0200
Message-ID: <5088D6E9.9030403@alvestrand.no>
To: public-media-capture@w3.org
On 10/25/2012 02:36 AM, Sunyang (Eric) wrote:
> During development, we do not need keyboard or mouse for input, just 
> video camera for input.So it is not possible to use keyboard/mouse to 
> select the options, and  our use case can have other way for user 
> authentication.
> And can we have a mode, that getUserMedia only generate mediastream 
> without prompt to user for camera usage confirmation?
> Can we have a parameter "popup:off" in getUserMedia 
> ({video:true,audio:true,popup:off},gotStream,noStream)
> So browser will not prompt to user select device, and silently 
> activate the camera and audio deivce.
> And the browser may have a configuration that popup:off is enabled in 
> "privacy region"

Chrome allows you to store in the preferences that a certain site is 
trusted with your camera, in which case popups don't happen; you can 
also select this from the popup dialog, so that future dialogs don't happen.

If a site is trusted, you don't need the "popup:off" argument to 
getUserMedia; if a site is untrusted, specifying "popup:off" shouldn't 
allow the site to grab your camera - it would be a security violation.

> Yang
> Huawei
Received on Thursday, 25 October 2012 06:07:03 UTC

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