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Re: Overlap between WebApps and Device APIs WG on file operations

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 11:57:03 -0400
Message-Id: <AA199444-D52A-4FD8-A1D8-94913F4F3F40@nokia.com>
Cc: public-device-apis <public-device-apis@w3.org>
To: ext Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>, Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Dom - Arun is the Editor of the latest File Upload Editor's Draft [1]  
so I included him.

My expectation here is WebApps would continue to use the File Upload  
spec to address file upload use cases.

Marcin proposed the FileSystem API so he should be to explain the  
relationship between that API and WebApps' File Upload spec. My  
expectation is the File System API would focus on file I/O type use  
cases (as does Opera's File I/O spec).

-Regards, Art Barstow

[1] <http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileUpload/publish/FileUpload.html>

On May 13, 2009, at 10:39 AM, ext Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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
> at:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/file-upload/
> and I understand that Opera contribute a more complete API to the  
> group
> at:
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/fileio/fileIO.htm
>
> 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.
>
> Dom
>
> 1. http://www.w3.org/2009/05/DeviceAPICharter.html
> 2. http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/charter/
>
>
>
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