Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 18:06 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet & Networking The groups responsible for standardizing the language used to build Web sites have begun tackling technology to provide a direct interface to Webcams. The World Wide Web Consortium has begun work on the HTML Device addition to the Hypertext Markup Language specification. "The device element represents a device selector, to allow the user to give the page access to a device, for example a video camera," according to a December 11 draft of the specification.
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RE: Client or server side?
by supercompman on Tue 15th Dec 2009 20:45 UTC in reply to "Client or server side?"
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Well, the actual site is very thin on details ( http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-device/ )... I would venture a guess that this would be a way for Javascript to access the device. If the device data needs to be sent to the sever, that can be handled quietly in the background with AJAX... no need to specify a HTTP device communications protocol.

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