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[whatwg] Microphone Device API

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:25:12 +0100
Message-ID: <4D6BBE58.7010209@alvestrand.no>
On 02/28/11 16:10, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
> On 2/28/11, Harald Alvestrand<harald at alvestrand.no>  wrote:
>> On 02/28/11 15:55, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
>>> On 2/28/11, Harald Alvestrand<harald at alvestrand.no>   wrote:
>>>> On 02/28/11 15:35, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
>>>>> In effect, you want to create pipelines in JS/ES?
>>>>>
>>>> I need pipelines that can be manipulated from Javascript, yes.
>>>> Javascript is not a millisecond-precise language; the running of the
>>>> pipelines has to happen elsewhere.
>>>>
>>> Would POSIX sh suffice for your purposes?
>>> The simplest solution I can think of is using sh pipes and standardized
>>> device names.
>> The idea of letting anyone's Javascript execute posix sh commands on my
>> mother's laptop fills me with an abject sense of horror..... no, I can't
>> imagine a security model in which that would be the right answer to the
>> question.
>>
> Run them without privileges and you should be fine. In fact, access
> to anything but stdin, stdout and stderr could be denied if you open the
> media a priori.
>
>> (not to mention that some of the devices that execute Javascript and
>> have cameras and microphones attached don't HAVE a posix shell).
>>
> Smells of odd priorities to have JavaScript but not sh.
>
Phones.
Received on Monday, 28 February 2011 07:25:12 UTC

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