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Re: Difference between device element and Media Capture API

From: Ilkka Oksanen <Ilkka.Oksanen@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:02:37 +0200
Message-ID: <4D637BAD.5030400@nokia.com>
To: ext René Müller <mueller.rene2@web.de>
CC: public-device-apis@w3.org
Hi René,

14/02/2011 20:07, ext René Müller wrote:
> Where is the difference between the device element in the HTML 
> specification, the aims of the Media Capture API and the HTML Media 
> Capture Specification??? Isn´t it all handling the same problem?

In essence all these specifications are solving the problem of device
camera and/or microphone access. Difference between them is how that is
achieved. You can consider HTML Media Capture as a low hanging fruit. It
is relatively easy for browsers to implement. Likewise very small
changes are needed to new and existing web services to take it into use.
HTML Media Capture is meant to be kept as simple as it is now. Device
element is more of a new concept.

The Media Capture API follows the other JavaScript DAP apis. It gives
more control to the web developer. New features can be added in the
future in a straightforward way.

There has been some discussion in DAP regarding the relationship between
<device> element and DAP specifications. So far no concrete actions have
been taken as a result of those discussions.

Received on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 09:03:22 UTC

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