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Re: Use Cases and Requirements for Saving Files Securely

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:45:23 +0100
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>
Cc: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u27ztxqzwxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:36:36 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Nov 2009, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:
>> Le lundi 09 novembre 2009 à 20:08 +0000, Ian Hickson a écrit :
>> > Some use cases:
>> > […]
>> > * Ability to write a Web-based photo management application that  
>> handles
>> >   the user's photos on the user's computer
>> > * Ability to expose audio files to native media players
>> > * Ability to write a Web-based media player that indexes the user's  
>> media
>>
>> Note that these three use cases would be potentially better addressed by
>> the potential Media/Gallery API the group is supposed to work on
>> (“Gallery API, an API to manage the local media file storage” in our
>> charter [1]).
>
> Wouldn't such an API be over-specialisation?

Depends how deeply people care about specific types. It seems the general  
feeling in HTML is that knowing something is a video, rather than just an  
embedded object, is enough to add an element for it, so probably not  
although one would *hope* that there were a general framework behind such  
an API to allow mutiple (over-)specialised access APIs to be developed as  
deemed useful.

cheers

Chaals

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