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Re: File API Feedback

From: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 12:49:59 -0700
Message-ID: <4A3BEBE7.20301@mozilla.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Robin Berjon wrote:
> On Jun 19, 2009, at 10:16 , Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 01:01:41 +0200, Arun Ranganathan 
>> <arun@mozilla.com> wrote:
>>> Ian Hickson wrote:
>>>> I spoke with the developers of one of these Well-Known Web
>>>> Applications, and they didn't even _mention_ the styling difficulties
>>>> of <input type=file> as one of the reasons for using Flash here.
>>>
>>> This feedback is extremely useful.  I, too, would like the chance to
>>> speak with the developers of (that particular application) as well as
>>> with other developers.
>>
>> Maciej said that the MobileMe developers gave pretty much the same 
>> feedback:
>>
>>  http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20090619#l-90
>>
>> Is it really that bad to wait with evaluating this feature until v1 
>> is more widely deployed?
>
> Given that we're still in WD, how about simply adding a note 
> indicating that this feature is under scrutiny (with pointers to this 
> discussion)? If it is still under scrutiny when we move to LC we can 
> make a call to keep it alive, and if it makes it through LC we can 
> still mark it as "at risk"

That seems sensible.  Also, FWIW, in email exchanged on this listserv, 
Hixie and I refer to "... well known web apps..." which seems at best 
overly cautious.  It might be well worth enumerating the *actual web 
apps* that we are using for some due diligence and use case structuring.

To date, we have heard from GMail, MobileMe, and WordPress (via the 
Mozilla 2009 All Hands).  I'd like to follow up a bit more with 
applications like Flickr, follow-up some discussions with WordPress, 
etc.  Of course, it isn't possible to exhaustively talk to ALL web app 
developers, but it seems good to have some discussion on this subject.  
I'd encourage those who are able to post feedback *as developers of such 
applications* to do so as well.

I'm not trying to be difficult; the objections to FileDialog have been 
really useful.  It's good to be thorough :-)

-- A*
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