Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 6th Oct 2010 16:37 UTC
Editorial In response to Jean-Louis Glassee's article "The OS Doesn't Matter..." I wrote quite simply: the future of the browser wars is he who integrates with the OS best. This phrase came from my article lambasting Microsoft's use of HTML for their IE9 jump lists, which caused quite a stir. In the wave of ever increasing web browser capability, the operating system is going to matter to web users more than it ever has before.
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Last hurdle for browsers: access to devices
by Lennie on Wed 6th Oct 2010 20:53 UTC
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The editor of HTML5 (Ian Hickson) has created a draft specification for HTML-applications to get access to devices. Which means you won't need anymore plugins (read:currently Flash) for a webapplication to get access to the webcam.

Or you can make a webapplication which can read directly from a barcode reader:

Why not upload your photos directly from your USB-connected camera through the webbrowser into the Photoshop-like webapp ?

(yes, yes, all with: grant this web page/domain access to device-X interface ofcourse)

Edited 2010-10-06 20:55 UTC

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