[whatwg] Supporting scanners on the web
waldron.rick at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 17:30:13 PDT 2013
Does providing a means to scan-to-the-web make web developers a new group
for patent trolls to target?
On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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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