[whatwg] Microphone Device API

Harald Alvestrand harald at alvestrand.no
Mon Feb 28 07:01:32 PST 2011

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 

(not to mention that some of the devices that execute Javascript and 
have cameras and microphones attached don't HAVE a posix shell).


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