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[whatwg] <device> use cases

From: Jörn Zaefferer <joern.zaefferer@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:53:30 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=reZc7hJPhmrxFNSF6+7eEAF4Zt-ymd2K0_tmM@mail.gmail.com>
Thanks, good to know.

I wonder why the comment makes no mention of dropping <device>, instead only
mentions p2p networking...

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 14:31, Peter Beverloo <peter at lvp-media.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 14:26, J?rn Zaefferer
> <joern.zaefferer at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Where did you "hear" that device was cancelled?
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 14:10, <jesperg at opera.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > I just heard that <device> was canceled and replaced by
> > > navigator.getUserMedia()... Just wanted to point out a couple of use
> > > cases that I was looking forward to, that seems to maybe have gotten a
> > > bit lost on the way?
> > >
> > > I was really looking forward to start playing around with USB MIDI
> > > interfaces to control my synth and maybe even do really creative stuff
> > > the other way around. Just imagine being able to play on your synth
> > > (or any other device with MIDI output) and generate sound or graphics
> > > in a <canvas> web application or so!
> > >
> > > Or... be able to control other devices using serial connection. Maybe
> > > do lirc-alike stuff, using your IR based remote to control Youtube or
> > > other HTML5 <video> services, etc.
> > >
> > > Amazing new possibilities, that would be (almost) endless... :)
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
> The following change was committed to the specification yesterday:
> http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5944&to=5945
>
> Most references to the <device> element have been removed as well, and
> this section has been introduced:
>
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/dnd.html#obtaining-local-multimedia-content
>
> Regards,
> Peter Beverloo
>
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