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[whatwg] input type=ink proposal

From: Adam Shannon <adam@ashannon.us>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 12:05:40 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTilkXweM89JXhMpbslp8U91_lIYTvi3eh8x1xrdj@mail.gmail.com>
I can't remember any discussion (and searching my email returns no
results), The idea seems interesting and useful.

Have you thought about how it will work on mobile platforms (will the
touch screen act as the "pad"?).

I'm guessing that the browser could save an image of the coordinates
plotted together.

Use Case:
Draw on canvas with the pad, just like how "pads" can act like a mouse.

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 11:26, Charles Pritchard <chuck at jumis.com> wrote:
> Has there been prior discussion about an input type="ink" form element?
>
> This element would simply capture coordinates from a mouse (or touch/pen
> input device),
> allowing the user to reset the value of the element at their discretion.
>
> InkML is in last call:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/InkML/
>
> We could use <trace> elements as the data container:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/InkML/#trace
>
> It's a fairly simple element, there's no particular reason why it couldn't
> be widely supported.
>
> Digital signatures, amongst other things, have been common for quite awhile,
> just not
> in the browser.
>
>
> Use Case:
>
> As part of a web form, a user signs their digital signature to confirm
> acceptance of terms.
>
> Use Case:
>
> While filling out an online profile, a user submits a simple doodle as their
> avatar.
>
> Use Case:
>
> To quickly log into an online system, a user scribbles a password,
> which their server tests for fidelity to their prior scribbled input.
>
>
> -Charles
>
>



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Adam Shannon
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 http://ashannon.us
Received on Tuesday, 8 June 2010 10:05:40 UTC

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