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Re: CaptureAPI initial comments

From: Philip Gladstone <pgladstone@cisco.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 15:56:11 -0400
Message-ID: <4BAD115B.9040204@cisco.com>
To: Rik Sagar <org.whatwg@sagar.org>
CC: Ilkka Oksanen <Ilkka.Oksanen@nokia.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>

On 26-Mar-10 15:05, Rik Sagar wrote:
> //
> I have the impression - after re-reading this CaptureAPI spec. - that
> it's targeting an model where an application is 'cross-launching' a
> separate camcorder or audio recording application.  Is that a valid
> assumption?  In contrast, I was capture objects would be something
> included in the app, similar to how we now embed a HTMLAudioElement ,
> via new Audio(), or HTMLVideoElement.   That may be why I have a
> longer list of events I want to expose.  In my scenario, specifying a
> callback for each when calling captureVideo() does not seem feasible.
Yes, the model is that a separate app is launched -- and this is a huge
limitation of the current approach. It means that you cannot do things
like build a video phone app (or even voice only phone app) or any
augmented reality apps.


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