[whatwg] Proposal for HTML5: Virtual Tours

Jesús Ruiz García jesusruiz2007 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 15:13:01 PDT 2012

Ok, thanks Tab Atkins. I fully understand the reasons for not adding tours
to HTML5.

I'll try to WebGL to see the power to create this type of functionality.

Thanks, I feel that this proposal has not been helpful.

2012/6/25 Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Jesús Ruiz García
> <jesusruiz2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello again to all the group whatwg.
> >
> > I have a second proposal, which like the first, I do not know if it can
> be
> > useful for inclusion in HTML5.
> >
> > This time, I want to speak to you of the virtual tours, used by museums,
> > clinics, libraries, hotels and a long list of websites.
> >
> > So far, all the more powerful virtual tours I've seen, are made in Flash.
> > Usually, these tours are created with the following applications:
> > *Easypano Virtual Tour Software*, *3DVista*, *Flashificator*, *Autopano
> Tour
> > * and some others.
> >
> > An example of Easypano virtual tour:
> > http://www.vitaldent.com/nuestras_clinicas.jsp
> >
> > Other examples using 3DVista:
> > http://www.3dvista.com/virtual-tours-samples.htm
> >
> > I've been reviewing whether some library is being developed to support
> the
> > creation of these applications on HTML5. I found a project called
> > Pannellum, which uses WebGL:
> > http://www.mpetroff.net/archives/2012/05/28/introducing-pannellum/
> > For now though it works properly on Chrome, but isn't powerful or
> > beautiful, as are the tours developed with Flash applications.
> >
> > My proposal is to give more support to this type of works. We could
> create
> > a new tag called "tour" or something similar. If video and audio have own
> > tag, also a tour could be differentiated from the other elements of the
> > website.
> This seems to be doable in WebGL just fine.  If current WebGL-based
> tour things aren't as pretty as the Flash ones, that's just a matter
> of the current stuff not being worked on as much - there's nothing
> inherent about WebGL that would make it uglier than the Flash version.
> This is not a very useful thing to add to HTML itself.  "Tours" like
> this are not common, and they would be very difficult to describe in
> markup.  They are best suited for a specialized JS library.
> ~TJ

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