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Re: maxlength for file inputs?

From: T.J. Crowder <tj@crowdersoftware.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:07:23 +0100
Message-ID: <c95470a1003291407t25d05c1byaecb2b6eaa7802c0@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-html-comments <public-html-comments@w3.org>
I'd be curious what those reasons were. It seems such a simple and
uncontroversial hint to the UA.

Is the file API at all widely adopted?

-- T.J.


On 29 March 2010 21:21, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, T.J. Crowder wrote:
> >
> > HTML5 does many things to provide hints to UAs that help the UA validate
> > form input (such as the
> > accept<http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#attr-input-accept
> >attribute).
> > Have you already considered allowing
> > maxlength <http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#attr-fe-maxlength> to
> give
> > a maximum file size hint for file inputs? (I can't imagine this is a new
> > suggestion, but I also can't immediately see what it would have been
> > considered and rejected as the attribute has no other meaning for a file
> > upload, but it's not mentioned in the spec...)
>
> We actually had this a few years ago, but it ended up being dropped for
> various reasons. You can now do it in JS, though, using the File API to
> check the file size, if you really need to do this.
>
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