[whatwg] Supporting scanners on the web
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Oct 14 17:21:05 PDT 2013
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Sep 2013, Benjamin Smedberg wrote:
> >> For now I intend to focus on implementing the scanning UI in the
> >> browser and just handing the site the final product. Any thoughts of
> >> exposing a fine-grained control over previews and incremental results
> >> needs significantly more thought about how that would work on both
> >> desktop and mobile devices.
> > I'd recommend going with <input type=file accept=image/*> for now, and
> > seeing where that gets us. We can always add attributes or an API if
> > there's a real need for more control.
> For what it's worth, I think the way I would do this in Firefox is to
> add an addon hook for "image providers" (and maybe "video providers")
> which would allow us to create an WebActiity/AndroidIntent-like chooser.
Yeah, that seems eminently reasonable.
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