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File API: Directories and System

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 19:22:08 +0100
Message-Id: <E622C64B-C01F-4129-8FE0-98B85656E35E@robineko.com>
To: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi all,

as discussed in the joint WebApps API - DAP face to face, here is a rough proposal for the Directories and System parts of the File API:


There are two entry points. One is through navigator.device.fileSystems(), which upon success lists all available FSs. Naturally that only expected to be exposed in trusted environments (like widgets).

The other is a localFS attribute of window that is intended to work in the same manner as localStorage and friends. I expect that this is as far as browsers may be interested in going. I can think of some useful applications for it.

Comments are very much welcome, *BUT* it is very much appreciated if they can be made on the DAP's mailing list (public-device-apis@w3.org) rather than here.

Robin Berjon
 robineko  hired gun, higher standards
Received on Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:22:43 UTC

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