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Re: Screen sharing function name

From: Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 17:41:29 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJrXDUE7M5itEmXt06bP7SPU2DY8tDJ6ZoNOXTex3czOBrM+rQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
We discussed it at TPAC.

​In my notes from, I recorded the following possible name ideas.  I can't
remember what was proposed or decided there (vs just me brainstorming), but
here they are:


I vaguely recall one of the considerations being that audio could also
theoretically be captured, which made "getDisplayMedia" less applicable.
I did not that no one liked the name "display" at the time, for what that's

I think this may be a case of picking the least bad name.


On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>

> I pulled the name getOutputMedia from somewhere.
> ekr suggests getDisplayMedia, which I think is better.
> https://github.com/w3c/mediacapture-screen-share/pull/23
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