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Re: Why does screen sharing require a browser extension?

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:54:30 -0500
Message-ID: <5293AAF6.1000009@bbs.darktech.org>
To: public-webrtc@w3.org
On 25/11/2013 2:43 PM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
>> True, but you could implement the same behavior as Java Applets (the 
>> border of the screen pulses slowly and a warning icon shows up when 
>> the mouse approaches it. When you hover over the warning icon a 
>> tooltip shows up reminding you that you're running inside of an 
>> applet). We could do the same to warn the user that the contents of 
>> the box is being shared. This is actually beneficial from a UI point 
>> of view, because you won't necessarily be sharing the entire screen.
> Hmmm... where have you actually seen this behaviour in a Java applet?
> I can't remember ever seeing anything like that, and I run Java 
> applets on a fairly regular basis (my bank requires them for login).
Hi Harald,

I believe you only get this functionality when an unsigned applet 
(displayed in the browser) creates a new window (displayed outside of 
the browser). 
explains it in more detail (the images don't do it justice).

The basic idea was to distinguish between trusted/native windows and 
those owned by untrusted applets.

Received on Monday, 25 November 2013 19:55:30 UTC

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