[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 174500] WebRTC data channel only applications require capture permissions for direct connections

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Fri Dec 1 10:02:24 PST 2017


Jana <jana at loopup.co> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from Jana <jana at loopup.co> ---
As @Ben noted, the important use case of streaming video to a user via WebRTC doesn't fit with the permissions request required. To tell a user that they have to grant access to their camera/mic doesn't make any sense when all they are trying to do is view a video without sending any media back. No user will understand why they have to give permission in this scenario. Basically, getUserMedia shouldn't require camera/mic permissions when the data is not bidirectional. Developers should be able to specify that the data is streaming to the user only, and therefore doesn't require permission. If you decide that it's necessary to request permission, the permission should be fit for the purpose rather than requiring them to grant access to permissions for components that aren't being used.

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