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Re: [capture] keywords (was: Agenda)

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:51:29 +0000
To: <tobie@fb.com>
CC: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>, <nn.murthy@cmcltd.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>, <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Message-ID: <1CB2E0B458B211478C85E11A404A2B270182C878@008-AM1MPN1-034.mgdnok.nokia.com>

I don't understand why it *should* be a boolean simply because we have 'camera' to indicate device still image capture for a variety of devices (let's ignore audio for now, as that is a different case)

Could have 'camera' for now as a general case, and add more specific keywords if and as needed to refine it tighter, e.g. have 'camera', 'scanner', 'biometric' etc

In a sense 'camera' would be a more specific term so perhaps the keyword should be 'still' for the general case. (an invitation to bikeshed if I ever saw one)

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch

On Nov 27, 2012, at 3:10 PM, ext Tobie Langel wrote:

> On 11/27/12 8:25 PM, "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com"
> <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com> wrote:
>> Anssi 
>>> In line with this clarification, I renamed the generic term "A still
>>> image capture device" to a specific term "A camera" in the "Capture
>>> control type" column for the "camera" keyword.
>> I think the change  removing 'still image capture device'  undoes what
>> the working group agreed, which is that the camera key word can include
>> scanners etc. 
>> I would suggest reverting the change , especially as it did reflect
>> consensus
>> I could suggest a minor change "A still image capture device, including
>> cameras, scanners etc."
> As previously mentioned[1], I'm confused about this. If the intention is
> that the `camera` keyword embodies every possible still image capture
> device 
> (and similarly for camcorder and microphone), then why don't we just have
> a boolean that indicates whether live capture is preferred over filesystem
> access, as fantasai suggested? E.g.:
>    <input type=file accept="img/*" preferlivecapture>
> Else, if we want to leave open the possibility of being more specific
> later (e.g. front-facing camera, scanners, etc.) what will `camera` mean
> then? For example, on a device with two cameras, (front and back) and a
> scanner will `camera` mean all three? Any of the two cameras? Just the
> main (back?) one? How would one refer to the main/back camera alone? Etc.
> Thanks,
> --tobie
> ---
> [1]: 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2012Nov/0062.html
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