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Re: Device upload for all platforms -- the official HTML WG position

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 12:39:19 -0800
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To: www-html@w3.org
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At 11:32a -0800 03/01/00, James P. Salsman didst inscribe upon an 
electronic papyrus:
>I will start by addressing the question of whether ACCEPT alone is
>sufficient for device upload, when used with the INPUT TYPE=FILE
>element.  The problem occurs when an image is requested on a system
>with both a camera and a scanner.  Having a DEVICE attribute allows
>for the selection of a default, which is reasonable because some
>conferencing applications might always expect camera input whereas
>OCR applications would usually expect scanner input.

Hmm. I don't think it needs to be an HTML attribute per se.
MIME types, at least as headers in email and HTML, can take parameters.
How about ACCEPT="audio/aifc; device=microphone" ?  That would fit in
existing HTML just fine.


-Walter
Received on Wednesday, 1 March 2000 15:43:34 GMT

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