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

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Sun Jan 12 20:47:53 PST 2014

On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Ami Fischman <fischman at chromium.org> wrote:
> 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.

Do you mean to make this per-origin as well? (It will require storing
that information per-origin forever, or until some invisible timeout.)
That seems about as restrictive as one could make it, but is the API
going to actually be useful in this state?


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