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[Bug 11958] Rather than use the USB/rs232 keywords, I would recommend going with the keyword "peripheral" for any device attached to the computer. This way it would not matter if the device in question is USB, 1394, or something platform exclusive. This will future p

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Trevor Downs <cyberskull@mac.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Trevor Downs <cyberskull@mac.com> 2011-02-02 12:43:02 UTC ---
Here, I'll format it better. I didn't know the comment would go into a bug
tracker.

Rather than use the USB/rs232 keywords, I would recommend going with the
keyword "peripheral" for any device attached to the computer. This way it would
not matter if the device in question is USB, 1394, or something platform
exclusive. This will future proof the input as well, since it is the data being
fetched is what is important, not the connection method.

Data being fetched should be broken down into what it is. For example, audio,
video (just a video stream), fs, media (comprised of several media streams,
such as audio, video, location, text, etc), text, image, location (GPS device),
spacial (anything returning spacial data, rangefinder, radar, lidar, etc).

I would also recommend using multiple types when specifying a device. For a
webcam, do type="media audio video" to ensure that even if the camera does not
support audio, the device chooser will then also let you choose a microphone.
For playing a media file such as a music file do type="audio image text", this
would allow the device to expect an audio file with cover art and lyrics.

That is all I have to ramble about. I hope this is of some help.

~Trevor Downs

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