Future of the Web... Brad Lassey had a really great idea for Fennec, and I think it should hit all browsers, not only mobile browsers. Just allow me to recommend the following:

  • allow <input type="camera"> and camera:// (or whatever it becomes but type="camera" or type="webcam" seems fine to me) in Firefox, make it reach HTML5 spec
  • make sure the user sees an alert or notification asking him/her if he/she's ok to allow the browser (and the visited web site) to have access to the webcam; "allow this web page to use my webcam", "always allow this web page to use my webcam", "never allow this web page to use my webcam"; needs a new dialog with a list so the user can change his/her choices if needed.
  • probably make the value of that <input> element be a data URL.

Really a great idea, wow I really want this in all browsers.