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Re: [progress-events] loaded member misnamed?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 02:09:17 +0200
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "WebApps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ucteprdiwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:01:35 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  

> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:43:09 +0200, Charles McCathieNevile  
> <chaals@opera.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 May 2008 13:01:13 +0200, Anne van Kesteren  
>> <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
>>> Yesterday someone contacted me on IRC about implementing  
>>> XMLHttpRequest.upload from XMLHttpRequest Level 2. It turns out that  
>>> the Progress Events specification is not generic enough for both  
>>> uploading and downloading as we agreed it should be long ago.
>>> The ProgressEvent.loaded member should probably be defined in a more  
>>> abstract way
>> Can you explain in more detail what should be changed? (Feel free to  
>> raise a new issue for this in the webapps tracker - otherwise I will  
>> when I understasnd a bit more clearly what the issue is about).
> Well, it says "Specifies the number of bytes downloaded since the  
> beginning of the download." for ProgressEvent.loaded for instance while  
> that same member should cover the "upload" cases (data transfer from  
> client to a server instead of the other way around).

Yep, makes sense. Will play with the text...


> Overall, but I think this issue was already raised, it's not really  
> clear which bits are filled in by the specification using Progress  
> Events and which bits are filled in by the Progress Events specification.

Do you have any concrete suggestions for changes, e.g. to the section on  
usng Progress Events in specifications in the current editor's draft [1],  
or the Public draft, or can you explain what is unclear? Failing that, can  
you explain what you did understand so far?



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