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Re: XMLHttpRequest progress events

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 05:26:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0604260523580.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> It rather seems like a bad idea to report progress of multi-gigabyte 
> downloads with byte-precision. DOM Level 3 Load and Save does not de- 
> fine that the attributes represent a number of octets.

As someone who regularly transfers files many gigabytes in size, I would 
request that you please provide the numbers in consistent units (bytes) if 
you provide them at all. I don't want to have to back-compute the bytes 
transferred or have to special case different sizes of files. Bytes are 
nice and simple and work.

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