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Bug 12120 - Microphone input
Summary: Microphone input
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-02-18 18:03 UTC by Tab Atkins Jr.
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:01 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Tab Atkins Jr. 2011-02-18 18:03:40 UTC
(This bug was split out from <>.)

Mic input type - <input type="mic" />
will enable the browser to receive direct input from a microphone. Input is
saved in (mp3) format and
uploaded when form is submitted.
Problem it will solve : I can't think of any problem this tag will solve but I
can think of a benefit / advantage.
(Web based voice authentication). A person reads a word into Microphone and
submits it, a server side script
analyses uploaded audio file and authenticates it. This can be combined with
username and password.
Comment 1 Tab Atkins Jr. 2011-02-18 18:07:44 UTC
This is handled by <input type=file accept=audio/*>.
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-05-04 23:30:09 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: This is indeed what <input type=file accept=audio/*> is for.
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:01:24 UTC
mass-moved component to LC1