Re: [SPAM] Re: What is missing for building "real" services?

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer

> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Justin Uberti <> wrote:
> > Blocking HTTPS makes it impossible to share a Google Docs doc or
> > presentation
> >
> > Look, this is a hard problem, and we've come to a point where use of the
> > screensharing feature in Chrome requires jumping through a hoop (i.e.
> > installing an extension), but not a ridiculously difficult one. I suspect
> > that web applications will find fairly elegant ways to incorporate this
> into
> > their flow.
> It's not just the Chrome extension that you need - you will need one
> for every browser. Also, what do you do on mobile devices? There is
> nothing elegant about installing browser extensions.

Developers are pretty good at making do with what is available. I've seen
some pretty slick demos that show you can build a nice experience even with
the current state of affairs.

> WebRTC brings the promise to not have to deal with extensions and
> screensharing is a core feature of video conferencing applications. It
> just makes no sense to me to ignore this requirement for WebRTC and
> push it into a browser extension. It's a step back in technology. I
> think we need to think harder about how to solve this problem in a way
> that makes it part of the Web platform. I think we've given up too
> quickly.

I don't think anyone's given up. It's just that it's not the only problem
to solve right now.

Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 23:10:09 UTC