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Overlap between WebApps and Device APIs WG on file operations

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 16:39:17 +0200
To: public-device-apis <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1242225557.4633.46.camel@altocumulustier>

The current draft charter for the Device APIs Working Group [1] lists
"FileSystem API, an API to access the file system and perform basic
operations (Create, Read, Update, Delete) and more complex operations
(e.g. mount, unmount)".

The WebApps Working Group current charter [2] has "File Upload, an API
to extend the existing file upload capabilities of User Agents (may
include more generic file I/O operations)", with a first draft available
and I understand that Opera contribute a more complete API to the group

Robin, as editor of the file-upload spec, can you see a difference
between that work and the proposed work item in the device api charter?

Art, as chair of WebApps, what's your view on this?

If anyone from Opera can also comment on the fileIO spec, this would be
more than welcome.

I guess we need to determine if the new group either:
 * needs to develop an API that completes the work done in WebApps
(seems unlikely)
 * would take over the work started in WebApps
 * should NOT work on filesystem operations due to overlap with WebApps.


1. http://www.w3.org/2009/05/DeviceAPICharter.html
2. http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/charter/
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