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Re: Conclusions from the constraints spec review

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:08:19 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnVWW5G3tQo5zYfjx4VTd4Ts4+VA0J21DQmHtEq0AJtCmg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Cc: Jan-Ivar Bruaroey <jib@mozilla.com>, Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>, "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>, "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
On 10 February 2014 19:24, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> wrote:
> I don't find the ask-inspect-reject pattern either simpler or more natural.

I think that you are misinterpreting here.  The point was that without
a user-prompt, we could just make the device parameters available to
the application.  The application could peruse the menu and determine
if anything suited it.

Now, I don't like where this is going.  I don't feel like we'd be
doing anyone a favour if the permissions prompt were to disappear.
That said, I could certainly see my way to having more information
available to an application.

That doesn't help much with the whole contention resolution problem.
But I'm increasingly of the opinion that sharing control of a device
is foolish.  Sharing access, perhaps, but I'm not sure who wins when
control is shared.

Meta-comment: Where the hell is this discussion going?  We were
talking about mandatory restrictions, and now it's veered into user
consent land again.  I don't feel like any actual progress is being
made in any direction.  At least it started with something
approximating a concrete proposal.
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