Re: <input type=audio>

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Mon, 04 Aug 1997 23:20:08 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19970804232008.008ae800@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 23:20:08 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: <input type=audio>
In-Reply-To: <199708050240.TAA09293@proxy3.ba.best.com>

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At 07:40 PM 04/08/97 -0700, James Salsman wrote:
>The <input type=audio> extension had been proposed to source 
>input from a microphone into an audio buffer for RFC-1867-style 
>uploading as per <input type=file accept="audio/*"> with the 
>default MIME type "audio/basic".  Someone else proposed the 
>less useful <input type=scribble>, a two-dimensional analogue 
>which would allow the uploading of an arbitrary user-generated 
>bitmap.  I was under the impression that at least the former 
>had been officially proposed within a year ago.

I think they both sound like excellent additions to HTML.  INPUT 
TYPE=scribble was proposed a couple years ago in HTML 3.0 [1], along with 
INPUT TYPE=range.  There are a lot of situations in which the range input 
type (probably rendered as a spin edit on a GUI browser) would be 
extremely useful.  Is there any hope of getting these input types into 
HTML 4.0?

[1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/input.html

>As an aside from personal experience with consonant recognition, 
>I should point out that the MIME type "audio/basic" is 
>insufficient for most speech recognition application unless 
>advanced noise-reduction pre-processing is applied.

It would be nice to specify which MIME types are acceptable via the ACCEPT 
attribute.

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