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PFWG comments on HTML Media Capture

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:13:35 -0400
Message-ID: <502ABF7F.1020705@w3.org>
To: Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
CC: WAI Liaison <wai-liaison@w3.org>
The Protocols and Formats Working Group took a quick look at the HTML
Media Capture specification
http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-html-media-capture-20120712/. In a
teleconference discussion, minuted at
https://www.w3.org/2012/07/18-pf-minutes.html, we had the following

    * What happens if the requested device is not present on the system?
      People with disabilities may have a different sub-set of devices
      available than mainstream users. We suggest the specification
      state explicitly that the user agent should fall back to a
      standard file upload widget in this situation.
    * The specification should make explicit statements about security
      expectations, e.g., requesting permission before turning the
      microphone on in order to capture from it.

Michael Cooper, staff contact

Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>
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