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

Ami Fischman fischman at chromium.org
Wed Dec 18 23:45:13 PST 2013

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 8:38 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Dec 2013, Ami Fischman wrote:
> > Recently <https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23263>
> > Navigator acquired the ability to enumerate media output devices (in
> > addition to input devices):
> >
> http://dev.w3.org/2011/webrtc/editor/getusermedia.html#enumerating-devices
> What's the privacy story for this API?

I don't follow public-media-capture but the spec above says:

The method must only return information that the script is authorized to
access (TODO expand authorized).

A narrow reading of that "authorized" would be "devices to which the user
has already granted access through getUserMedia" though I don't want to put
words in that group's mouth.

Seems reasonable. Is any other browser vendor interested in implementing
> something to address this?

To be clear, I'm coming at this from the perspective of chromium (tracking
bug <https://code.google.com/p/webrtc/issues/detail?id=2243>).
I don't know about any other vendors' plans regarding this, and it would be
good to hear from any who wanted to speak up :)


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