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New widget: picture

From: html60.narod.ru <html60@narod.ru>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 16:30:24 +0300
Message-ID: <4118525171.20070402163024@narod.ru>
To: public-html@w3.org

Now widget <input type=file> exist for attaching a file to a form.
But there are special case, when attaching file is graphic file!
And we want to see picture in current document BEFORE sending form.

This special case maybe in CMS-engine for management of site,
or maybe in engine of internet-shop (user create new goods and upload picture of goods to server -
he want to see, that he does not make mistake in choice of graphic file),
and so on.

Idea:

1. Browser should display content of graphic file instead of path and name of file.
2. Should be there two image in browser window - button (as in case of <input type=file>) and
   octogon ? No. Two image looks badly. Only one image - octogon - should be displayed.
3. We should can differ uploading file from html-element <img src= >.
   How we can distinguish ? Let browser show uploading picture without corner -
   so picture is not rectangle, but it is octagon (cut corner must be small).
4. How we can use octogon for control ? Let browser open explorer of file system
   at pressing on octogon.
   But how octogon must be displayed before first pressing ?
   Let octogon is white figure with black border
   (we can change color of figure, color of border, width of border in CSS-file).
5. What is html-element for this ? It should be <input type=file> or other ?
   I think, functionality of new widget differs from <input type=file> enough
   to enter new html-tag. Let it will be <input type=pic>.

Accompanying illustrations:

http://html60.by.ru/site/html60/en/author/inputpic_eng.htm
Received on Monday, 2 April 2007 13:52:54 UTC

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