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File Upload Status ?

From: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 00:10:12 -0700
Message-ID: <c9e12660808080010i205e6838j486b95d1af7c8196@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Web Applications Working Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>

The File object is useful for uploading files via XHR. It provides
functionality for data to be retrieved from a file submitted to a
formusing the input type "file".

It is currently a Working Draft:
 http://www.w3.org/TR/file-upload/
 http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileUpload/publish/FileUpload.html

Implemented differently in Firefox 3.
 http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/nsIDOMFile
 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=371432

An example in Firefox 3:
http://dhtmlkitchen.com/ape/example/form/Form.html

It is a useful feature for in-page file upload, without resorting
toIFRAME hackery.

What is the status of File Upload?

Firefox 3's implementation is different than the w3c working draft.The
spec author seems to have abandoned that, so now there's a working
draft which seems to be collecting dust for a couple of years.

What is going on with File Upload specification? It would be a useful
feature, but with only a half-legged attempt at a spec that the author
abandoned, and a different implementation in Firefox 3, other browsers
probably won't implement this functionality any time soon. It's useful
in Firefox 3, and would be even better if there were some mime-type
sniffing (mediaType).

There seems to be a need for failing test cases,, so implementations
can fill in the "???"'s. Any other suggestions for getting this thing
done?

Garrett
Received on Friday, 8 August 2008 07:10:50 GMT

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