RE: <input type=photo> etc as Capture API

Yes, right.

However this does not work for the complex case such as: I want a camcorder device and control the recording such as record, stop, pause...etc.

Dzung Tran
Intel Corporation

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Arve Bersvendsen
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 04:30 AM
To: Ilkka Oksanen
Subject: Re: <input type=photo> etc as Capture API

On Thu, 03 Dec 2009 12:57:41 +0100, Ilkka Oksanen  
<> wrote:

> navigator.device.captureImage(function(data) {
>    // send the image to server side script
>    }, 1);
>  How much more complex would equivalent <input> based solution be?

You're leaving out some details here, encapsulated by:

    // send the image to server side script

In your case you have to:

1. Extract the encapsulated data
2. Create an HTML form
3. Submit the data

(Steps two and three could be done using a hypothetical, not yet  
generally-implemented version of XHR)

In the <input>/web forms based case, you have to

1. Submit the form

Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA,

Received on Thursday, 3 December 2009 18:59:53 UTC