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RE: [capture] making capture attribute boolean, the first stab

From: NN Murthy <nn.murthy@cmcltd.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:52:23 +0530
To: "'Anssi Kostiainen'" <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <015201cdcecb$882ac640$988052c0$@murthy@cmcltd.com>
It is interesting and addressing the issue we have to specify a device type
such as "camera" or some other device type.

-----Original Message-----
From: Anssi Kostiainen [mailto:anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com] 
Sent: 29 November 2012 21:17
To: DAP public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: [capture] making capture attribute boolean, the first stab


As per my ACTION-595, and as discussed on the yesterday's call, I started to
look at how the HTML Media Capture spec might look like -- and what the
implications might be -- if we'd make the capture attribute a boolean
instead of an enumerated attribute.

The short rationale is that we don't want to duplicate the information that
is already expressed with the accept attribute. Also, given the feature is
not yet widely deployed, we can probably still change things for better.

I started writing the proposal in a mail first, but quickly found out it
would be easier for everyone if I make an unofficial draft instead so that
you'll get a proper diff etc.

So I branched the spec, and reworked it. I also added new examples that
should clarify how the revised spec would actually be used in both simple
declarative-only scenario based on an HTML form, and in more advanced use
cases involving scripting, such as upload via XHR, or drawing the captured
image to a canvas on the client-side. I also wanted to clarify that
uploading of the file is optional and that this feature is useful in
client-side only scenarios too.

The "new" unofficial version with a boolean capture is at: 


The "old" Editor's Draft with an enumerated attribute is at:


The diff:


That said, I'm looking for feedback whether we should go the boolean route.
Also suggestions how to make the boolean spec better are welcome. There are
probably some rough edges as I drafted this one rather quickly.




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