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Proposal to change HTML Media Capture to address issue LC-2644

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:16:13 +0000
To: <public-device-apis@w3.org>, <nn.murthy@cmcltd.com>
CC: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Message-ID: <1CB2E0B458B211478C85E11A404A2B270177AAF2@008-AM1MPN1-033.mgdnok.nokia.com>
N N Murthy

Regarding issue LC-2644, "support different image producing devices" [1], the DAP WG discussed the issue on today's teleconference [2].

We believe this can be resolved by understanding that a camera, scanner etc are all "still image capture" devices.

Concretely, I believe we can resolve this issue by making the following change to section 5.1, "Attributes", of the HTML Media Capture draft [3]:

In the table cell for keyword 'camera' and capture control type, change "A camera" to "A still image capture device".

Does this resolve the issue for you? Members of the WG, does this change capture the discussion today?

Please +1 on the list if this change is acceptable.


regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair, W3C DAP Working Group

[1] https://www.w3.org/2006/02/lc-comments-tracker/43696/WD-html-media-capture-20120712/2644

[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2012Sep/att-0096/minutes-2012-09-19.html#item05

[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-html-media-capture-20120712/#attributes

Message subject changed for clarity.

For tracker, should close ACTION-577

On Sep 17, 2012, at 5:34 AM, ext NN Murthy wrote:

> Thank you very much for your response. I do not have any additional inputs. However it is a fact that document scanner is the most popular image input device to input variety of documents on desk top systems. Cameras may be popular on mobile devices but I hope that the focus of this group is to address web in larger context rather than focussed on mobile devices.
> Similarly the low cost biometric input devices are for personal identifications but there are many important biometric applications that use more expensive devices, be it law enforcement, be it other e-governance applications such as border control, access control etc. This group will help the larger class of applications by addressing these requirements.
> The example I have given for web services for live scan devices is an example of interest in biometric applications on use of web technologies. However what this group trying to do is better solution compared to web services. Hence my request. 
> If document scanners and live scanners declaring themselves as cameras is a viable technical solution, it is fine.
> Regards,
> N N Murthy
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