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Re: [html-media-capture] capture vs. accept

From: Josh Soref <jsoref@rim.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:40:01 +0000
To: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <957F1ECDA90E004B8DBDE23CFC94E3A33A4D5728@XMB103ECNC.rim.net>
Tobie wrote:
> No. accept="image/*" tells you nothing about the desired capture mode,
> which could be either of camera or filesystem.

That's really an intrusion of the author into user space. UAs are supposed to be Agents of the User, not the Author. 

and yes I know that's what authors want, a nice locked down platform that they can abuse / use as a user hostile platform, instead of a user friendly platform. 

That doesn't make it right. Nor does that mean we should do it. And just because some user agent wasn't sufficiently creative about designing a UI element doesn't mean we need to perpetuate that mistake. 
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