[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 270453] New: REGRESSION: American Councils NEWL exam doesn't support Safari (navigator.getUserMedia missing)

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Mon Mar 4 09:50:53 PST 2024


https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=270453

            Bug ID: 270453
           Summary: REGRESSION: American Councils NEWL exam doesn't
                    support Safari (navigator.getUserMedia missing)
           Product: WebKit
           Version: WebKit Nightly Build
          Hardware: Unspecified
                OS: Unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Media
          Assignee: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
          Reporter: ap at webkit.org
                CC: jer.noble at apple.com,
                    webkit-bug-importer at group.apple.com, youennf at gmail.com

NEWL is an AP-like language exam endorsed by the College Board, https://www.americancouncils.org/national-examinations-world-languages-newl

Its computer setup instructions https://exams.actesting.org/docs/NEWL_Practice_Setup.pdf mention that Safari is not supported, there is a UA check when trying to take the exam, and indeed, even with UA spoofing browser check does fail.

The reason for the failure is that this works in Chrome and Firefox, but not in Safari:

                  navigator.getUserMedia = ( navigator.getUserMedia ||
                  navigator.webkitGetUserMedia ||
                  navigator.mozGetUserMedia ||
                  navigator.msGetUserMedia);

We are the only ones who have completely removed getUserMedia from navigator - Firefox still has navigator.mozGetUserMedia, and Chrome has both navigator.getUserMedia and navigator.webkitGetUserMedia.

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