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RE: Screensharing - Application restricting whole screen

From: Hutton, Andrew <andrew.hutton@unify.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:41:05 +0000
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
CC: Media Capture TF <public-media-capture@w3.org>
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On: 20 November 2015 16:54 Martin Thomson [mailto:martin.thomson@gmail.com]
> To: Hutton, Andrew
> Cc: Media Capture TF
> Subject: Re: Screensharing - Application restricting whole screen
> 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.

Personally I don't think allowing the application to prevent the whole screen from being shared is an "odd exception" it just allows a well behaved application to ask the user to choose carefully what should be shared and not go for the wild card option.

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