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[whatwg] Revisiting MIDI - <device> and <audio>

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:14:05 -0700
Message-ID: <4C11559D.1000804@jumis.com>
Hello All,

Thought I'd review the topic of supporting MIDI devices in HTML 5.

My initial post about MIDI treated the format as a text stream:

Let's start looking at the <device> tag.
a MIDI device, is, quite surely, a <device>.


I'd warn, that while MIDI is typically thought of as a media device,
it's actually just a plain old Event Source.

It seems that Stream is appropriate (enough), to enable MIDI support in 
the browser.
It's a light event source.

It also seems that the peer-2-peer section allows for multiple device 
whereas the simple device section allows only one media device (a webcam).

MIDI does require the ability to handle multiple event sources, for 

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