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Constructors for MediaStreamTrack subtypes - remove?

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:45:19 +0200
Message-ID: <51FF661F.7070406@alvestrand.no>
To: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
at the moment, the spec contains constructors for VideoMediaStreamTrack
and AudioMediaStreamTrack - each taking a TrackConstraints set as parameter.

These were part of an idea to revisit the way one acquires media
(different from getUserMedia, which returns tracks) - but the chairs are
unable to tell whether any of the brief proposals floated in Lyon and
Boston have gathered consensus as "THE proposal", or indeed whether we
have consensus to go ahead with this API addition.

In the absence of such consensus, I suggest that we remove the
constructors from the spec at this time, so that it's clear that
implementations don't have to support these constructors that don't
produce useful objects at the moment.

If we converge on a specific proposal that makes these constructors
useful, I think it is easy to add them back at that time.

People who have a different opinion should reply to this message....

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