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Re: Can accessing the device microphone and camera be added to HTML5?

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Sun, 02 May 2010 21:53:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4BDDE662.4040004@webr3.org>
CC: public-html-comments@w3.org
Jock Murphy wrote:
> Honestly I am personally amazed that HTML5 is still open.  I mean I am just
> a slightly more than average observer, but to me this long period of
> standard forming is part of the problem.
> If I had my druthers, I would like to see the spec frozen to new additions,
> spend a short but reasonable time resolving anything that needs to be
> resolved, and then start work on HTML 5.1, or HTML 6, or HTML Codename Betty
> and Veronica, or whatever it should be called next.  Get into a 12-18 month
> cycle for spec upgrades for a while, until we run out of major areas of
> improvement, then things can slow down again.
> In a recent email to a friend I outlined things I would love to see
> addressed, but didn't feel were likely until after HTML5 was done:
>    - APIs for Capturing Audio, Video, and Stills
>    - Support for non mouse input (accelerometers, gestures, etc)
>    - The idea of a sandboxed file store, and the ability to work with files
>    (I would love to be able to know the modification date of the file I may be
>    uploading, or working with locally, as an example)
>    - The ability to send and receive data over bluetooth obex, or other
>    means
>    - The ability to access nonfile like things (the address book for example
>    - A more Java like sandbox that users can control what rights a webapp
>    might have
> But unless one of the major browser vendors implement these things and then
> get them retrospectively added to the spec, I don't personally think any of
> these will get added any time soon.

why do they needed to be added to the spec, surely if they warrant it
then they can be worked on and standardized under different (perhaps not
existing yet) working groups?

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