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Re: Screensharing - Application restricting whole screen

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:54:19 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnXNHetBFNOnuHeV2LWqB1KAt0SVukyaSMqcisGxiyV=FA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Hutton, Andrew" <andrew.hutton@unify.com>
Cc: Media Capture TF <public-media-capture@w3.org>
On 20 November 2015 at 07:32, Hutton, Andrew <andrew.hutton@unify.com> wrote:
> What's the problem with having the application constrain the users selection?

That's the whole problem with screen capture: applications
constraining the user's choice in some way to nudge them in a
particular direction.  In this case, it's probably safer, but it
creates an odd exception.  It's easier to say that constraints don't
constrain selection, they only apply once a selection has been made.

Note that your request (safe == don't share the whole screen) is only
partially in alignment with the view that the browser has (safe ==
don't share the browser).  I worry that we'll generate a number of
ways of limiting selection that can be combined into a targeting
mechanism.
Received on Friday, 20 November 2015 16:54:47 UTC

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