Date: 15 Nov 1997 02:48:49 +0000 (GMT) From: Peter Flynn <firstname.lastname@example.org> In-reply-to: <346A43E4.332F@corp.webtv.net> (message from James Salsman on 12 To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-id: <199711150248.CAA24013@imbolc.ucc.ie> Subject: Re: Form-based Device Input and Upload in HTML INTERNET-DRAFT J. Salsman Suggested filename: <draft-www-device-upload-00.txt> WebTV Networks Does this imply that WebTV have at last hired someone who knows about SGML? If so this is very good news... Expiration date: 15 May 1998 12 November 1997 Form-based Device Input and Upload in HTML Currently, HTML forms allow the producer of the form to request information -- including files of data -- from the operator reading the form. However, this capability is limited because HTML forms don't provide a way to ask the operator to submit input from arbitrary sources such as audio devices like microphones. Since This is simply untrue. <input type=audio> was proposed _long_ ago, along with type=video; and the list was left open so others could be added. One day we'll need type=touch, type=smell, and type=taste as well (hey maybe type=esp :-) But I am wholly unconvinced about [ab]using type=file for this. File uploads were proposed (if I remember right) for uploading files of static data (even if dynamically created) of pre-known size, not for interactive streaming. I think the idea is fine, but I'd like to see input from more people in the audio/video field. ///Peter BTW James, if you're the SGML person at WebTV, can I send again my long message about the WebTV additional elements that I put into HTML Pro? There were quite a lot of unresolved problems in your online documentation that I'd appreciate some guidance on.