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Re: File API: Blob and underlying file changes.

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:17:47 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001150317q70fecb8et49ed1ff775180b56@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org>, Jian Li <jianli@chromium.org>, Dmitry Titov <dimich@chromium.org>, Chris Prince <cprince@google.com>, arun@mozilla.com, Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 11:32 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org> wrote:
> > I don't think we should worry about underlying file changes.
> > If the app wants to cut a file into parts and copy them separately, then
> > perhaps the app should first copy the file into a private area.  (I'm
> > presuming that one day, we'll have the concept of a chroot'd private file
> > storage area for a web app.)
> > I think we should avoid solutions that involve file locking since it is
> bad
> > for the user (loss of control) if their files are locked by the browser
> on
> > behalf of a web app.
> > It might be reasonable, however, to lock a file while sending it.
>
> I largely agree. Though I think it'd be reasonable to lock the file
> while reading it too.
>

Wouldn't that require OS support for mandatory locking? That is not normally
available on Linux or Mac OS X.

Rob
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