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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#576 Google developers create API for direct USB access via web pages
Two Google developers, Reilly Grant and Ken Rockot, have uploaded an unofficial (for now) draft to the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Incubator Community Group (W3C WICG) that describes a method of interconnecting USB-capable devices to Web pages.

The WebUSB API draft, published on March 21, describes an API (Application Program Interface) that will provide a safe way to expose USB-capable devices to Web services.

This API doesn't address USB thumb drives as some of you might think, but all devices that connect to PCs through USB ports, and can vary from USB keyboards to complex Internet of Things (IoT) equipment.
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