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Re: [whatwg] Media sink device selection on <audio>/<video>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 17:52:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ami Fischman <fischman@chromium.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1404021748220.11249@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
On Mon, 3 Mar 2014, Ami Fischman wrote:
>
> Looks like we're back in business:
> 
> Latest editor's draft: 
> http://dev.w3.org/2011/webrtc/editor/getusermedia.html

Thanks.   

As a user, this scares me a lot. Why isn't it up to me to control this? I 
don't understand the security model here at all. I don't want random Web 
pages to know that they can pipe audio to the remote speakers in my 
bedroom from my laptop, but if we just expose all the audio output 
devices, that's exactly what will be possible.

Without a much clearer security model, I don't think it's a good idea to 
add any APIs.

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