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ToDos on File API | Re: please fix status of File Upload editor's draft

From: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:24:44 -0700
Message-ID: <4A834F3C.3010102@mozilla.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org
There are quite a few things I'd like to do still on this draft, leaving 
aside the question of changing the API, which I'd like to see more 
discussion on [1].  It's worth documenting these things as "ToDos" so 
the WG knows I'm working on them:

1. Terser, clearer prose on asynchronous accessor methods, including 
better description of integration with HTML5 event loops.

2. Response to a number of public-webapps email that I haven't responded 
to yet.  There's quite a bit of feedback left.  Of course, more is 
always welcome :-)

3. Flesh out the processing model for filedata: URLs (e.g. add a 405 
Method Not Allowed); right now we use a subset of HTTP response codes.

4. Raising the issue with TAG (or IETF/HTTPbis) about a new scheme 
(filedata:)  It may be wise to simply reuse the urn: scheme with UUIDs 
[2], but I'll need more investigation about this.  Discussion about the 
proposed URL is likely to be lengthy :-\

5. Potentially removing getAsBase64

6. Formatting issues, especially changing the name of the CVS rep.  It 
is currently named to be /2006/webapi/FileUpload/publish/ which is 
really misleading, since people are confusing "upload" with file 
access.  The '2006' and the 'FileUpload' are historical leftovers :-)

I hope to make headway on these issues by next week.

-- A*
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2009JulSep/0565.html
[2] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4122.txt

Dan Connolly wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-08-12 at 13:55 -0700, Arun Ranganathan wrote:
> [...]
>> Fixed; I hope the status is clearer now
> yes; thanks for the quick fix.
>>  (you may have to force a reload 
>> to see the changes).
>> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileUpload/publish/FileAPI.html
>> -- A*
Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 23:25:27 UTC

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