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[whatwg] input type=ink proposal

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 01:14:03 +0300
Message-ID: <AANLkTikpkfhhEwVOO8dPWqmGOTD_KgmWWNf0XuYxQVh6@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 10:11 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> Are there examples of sites working around the lack of this feature on the
> Web today, e.g. using Flash or some such?

Nordic banking sites use java for authorization, that's just for pins
(imo it's stupid).

http://news.cnet.com/UPS-signatures-raise-concerns/2100-1023_3-277923.html
comes to mind as a general concern.

Note that if a browser wants to handle <input type="file"
accept="image/svg+xml"> by letting the user paint using an input
method, the browser is free to do that today.

Similarly, a web page could actually provide its own Ink
implementation and use <input type="hidden"> to encode a signature
today. If implementations spring up like mushrooms, we could revisit
supporting it. Until then adding extra required file format support to
web browsers seems onerous
Received on Saturday, 7 August 2010 15:14:03 UTC

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