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Re: [webrtc-extensions] Add API for exposing codec HW capabilities (hardwareAccelerated) (#21)

From: henbos via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 21:29:01 +0000
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> However, it is not clear to me how a promise-based method actually deals with the resource competition issue.

It doesn't. And that's not why the proposal changed into using a promise.

This was in response to privacy issues. An asynchronous API has the possibility of gating its return value behind a permissions prompt, should we want to.

This issue is not about tackling the existing privacy concerns in general, but as to not leak more device info in a synchronous API.

However if this API actually had a prompt, you would be less likely to want to use it for legitimate purposes, since the permissions prompt would likely be too confusing for real users.

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