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Re: [Bug 22214] How long do permissions persist?

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 13:32:25 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnVQBn5j+jdFXROfNcrDruL+d+i_uhhP-hpYeUAGJCrPcQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Cc: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
On 27 May 2014 12:33, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> wrote:
> The discussion I heard at the Media Capture TF meeting was approximately
> between two alternatives:
> 1) Permission persists until the device is released by all tracks sourced
> from it.
> 2) Permission persists until the page is closed. (This may allow permissions
> to survive a page reload.)

The way we communicate with users is with indicators.  From that
perspective, either approach works.

I tend to prefer the former.  In the case where an application is
granted access to camera 1, we don't want to also enable access to
camera 2.  I think that the latter implies a greater scope to consent
than a single one-off interaction.

I'd also like to keep this open to a degree of interpretation.  Not
all browsers will reach the same conclusions.  Already, Chrome and
Firefox are demonstrably different and I think that the current
variation is within reasonable bounds.
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 20:32:53 UTC

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