[whatwg] Microphone Device API

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 07:10:50 PST 2011

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.

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