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Re: What is missing for building "real" services?

From: <piranna@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 01:04:39 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKfGGh0iBtM0sOoNomrQvgYNddEZW1ot3kg12RqOVEap3m9q8w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Gouaillard <alex.gouaillard@temasys.com.sg>
Cc: Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
> The pledge is no plug in, no download. We believe the
> solution implemented right now in chrome for full screen sharing,
> which require 1. a flag to be enabled, 2. to connect over https, and
> 3. to click on a prompt to provide permission, add some burden but
> would be acceptable.
>
>From my point of view, requesting to the average user to enable a flag
on his browser it's equivalent to install a plugin, they will do it
without think (continue, next, next, ok) just as it's something to
enable new, hidden, power-user functionality, or they will don't do it
due to fear to broke their system. I find better to only allow to init
the screensharing from the main document and after accepting the
prompt for that particular domain, and also incentivate to the
developers to share the less screen space as posible: browser tabs
(for example, screensharing of an HTML5 videogame on championships)
over particular application windows over all windows from an app
(showing black areas outside them) over desktop without taskbar (is it
possible to detect that use case?) over full screen desktop, maybe
lowering the requeriments (and the final user annoyance) for some of
them. It's not the same to just ask for share explicitly the "Excel -
TAX contability" window to request some help on an account page than
to share the full desktop with a luxury cars web page open on the
taskbar that you didn't remind you opened it before going to eat...


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