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Re: Extending createObjectUrl to MediaStream?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:59:19 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78gbXkYPne7XCViozDCPXEGh326hVQPn9wGZUKmj2ATwbg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>
Cc: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 3:05 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
> I can't think of any good reason to support createObjectURL(MediaStream) ---
> except for compatibility with existing content, which may be an issue
> already.

As I understand it, we have the createObjectURL() design because it's
"easier" and allows integration with systems that have a poor API
story, such as CSS. I'm not a fan and wish we had avoided it
altogether in favor of objects everywhere, but I lost that battle.

Given that MediaStream only works for a select set of end points, not
supporting createObjectURL() would be somewhat better if that's indeed

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