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[whatwg] input type=barcode?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:53:35 +0300
Message-ID: <1312440815.2234.11.camel@shuttle>
On Wed, 2011-08-03 at 17:21 +0200, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Aug 2011 16:52:03 +0200, Mikko Rantalainen  
> <mikko.rantalainen at peda.net> wrote:
> > What do you think?
> 
> Implementing this seems rather complicated for such a niche use. It also  
> seems better to let sites handle this by themselves so these physical  
> codes can evolve more easily.

I don't know how niche thing it is to actually own a dedicated USB
barcode reader, but where I live, using at least one Web app that
supports bar code reading (by having a text input requiring the bar code
reader can emulate a keyboard) is as mainstream as Web app usage gets
(banking).

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
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