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Form-based Device Input in HTML

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author James Salsman
Last updated 1999-11-24
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Currently, HTML forms allow the producer of the form to request information, including files of data, from the operator using the form. However, this capability is limited because HTML forms don't provide a way to ask the operator to submit input from arbitrary sources such as audio devices like microphones. Since input and upload from various devices is a feature that will benefit many applications, this draft proposes an extension to the HTML INPUT type='file' form element. Motivations include language instruction assistance, voice transcription, and high-quality speech transmission under low-bandwidth conditions.


James Salsman

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