Re: HTML Media Capture draft from Device APIs and Policy Working Group

On Jul 20, 2010, at 18:33, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

> The Device APIs and Policy Working Group has published a new draft
> called "HTML Media Capture" on which we think we'll need to coordinate
> with your group:
> That document defines a mechanism to bind an <input type=file> with a
> set of well-defined accept attribute values, completed by a mime type
> parameter ("capture"), with an extended file picker (that integrates
> access to on-device microphones, cameras and camcorder) and resulting in
> a MediaFile object that extends the File object from the FileAPI.

Why is the capture parameter needed?

Why wouldn't browsers always allow the use of a capturing device (in addition to picking an existing file) when a page has <input type=file accept='...'> where '...' is a capturable type and there's a suitable capture device available?

Henri Sivonen

Received on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:23:32 UTC