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Camera access through browser

We are creating an HTML5 website for mobile and need to get camera access through the web browser without being a native app. We are having trouble making this work in iOS. Is anyone aware of a solution for this?


In iOS6, Apple supports this via the <input type="file"> tag. I couldn't find a useful link in Apple's developer documentation, but there's an example here.

It looks like overlays and more advanced functionality is not yet available, but this should work for a lot of use cases.

EDIT: The w3c has a spec that iOS6 Safari seems to implement a subset of. The capture attribute is notably missing.

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