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Bug 26243: where should getUserMedia attach

From: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:31:37 +0000
To: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1447FA0C20ED5147A1AA0EF02890A64B1D02AF3F@ESESSMB209.ericsson.se>
Since day one of WebRTC (this was before we spun off the local media
things into a TF) the way to get access to camera and microphone has been:

navigator.getUserMedia(....);

from the spec version of June 19th [1] it is also possible to do

navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia(....);

Shijun filed a bug on that we should keep one way (not both) [2].

The comments so far seem to indicate that while
navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia is more logical we should only keep
the old navigator.getUserMedia method since many apps are using it. But
there has also been the comment that this is behind vendor prefix so
changing does not have that big consequences (and perhaps 
implementations could support the old prefixed way for a long time even 
if the spec changes).

I'd like some more discussion, and a conclusion. What should the spec say?

Stefan

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2011/webrtc/editor/archives/20140619/getusermedia.html
[2] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=26243



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