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Bug 11612 - <device> should include RS232 and USB
Summary: <device> should include RS232 and USB
Alias: None
Product: WHATWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: Unsorted
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: contributor
: 11603 11611 11679 11741 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-12-27 20:08 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2012-07-18 18:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:


Description contributor 2010-12-27 20:08:33 UTC

RS232 and USB should be included. Right now we cannot deoploy software as a
web app that needs to interface with locally installed hardware. For example I
just built an application for an industry that requires hardware interaction.
I also had to write a locally installed proxy that relayed information sent to
a tcp port to a hardware device connected to a serial port. If the device tag
was in place this could have been a completely web based application.

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Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-01-11 05:16:19 UTC
*** Bug 11611 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-01-11 05:17:48 UTC
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Status: Did Not Understand Request
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: I don't really understand how we would expose USB. Individual devices of known types, sure, but how would we safely expose a generic USB interface?
Comment 3 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-01-11 20:11:43 UTC
*** Bug 11603 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-01-11 20:12:10 UTC
*** Bug 11679 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Ms2ger 2011-01-12 16:40:56 UTC
*** Bug 11741 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***