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Re: [File API] events vs callbacks

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:01:59 +0200
To: "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: "Olli Pettay" <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>, arun@mozilla.com, "Web Applications Working Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uykchlmg64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 20:09:20 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:57:51 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>  
>> wrote:
>>> xhr.open("GET", myFile.slice(x, y).fileDataURI);
>>> xhr.send();
>> FWIW I'm opposed to abusing XMLHttpRequest in this way and I actually  
>> think that when using the filedata URL scheme some kind of exception  
>> needs to be thrown. Similarly to when you would use mailto or something.
> Why?

Because we'd need to define how this works and define that non-GET, non-null send(), setRequestHeader(), etc. are all not having any effect for filedata URLs. That seems silly. It seems way better to admit that XMLHttpRequest provides an HTTP API and not a File API, in my opinion.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 19:02:51 UTC

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