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Re: [FileAPI] Blob.URN?

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:40:10 -0700
Message-ID: <p2l63df84f1003311440q131ad4d1xd7c125852c6266f2@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org>, Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>, Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Eric Uhrhane <ericu@google.com>
On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 1:55 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
> On Mar 31, 2010, at 01:56 , Darin Fisher wrote:
>> The only way to get a FileWriter at the moment is from <input type="saveas">.  What is desired is a way to simulate the load of a resource with Content-Disposition: attachment that would trigger the browser's download manager.
>
> I don't think that <input type=saveas> is a good solution for this, for one it falls back to a text input control, which is less than ideal. I think that the File Writer should trigger downloads on an API call since that doesn't introduce security issues that aren't already there. I'll make a proposal for that.

Why not simply allow FileWriters be instantiated using:

x = new FileWriter;

And then make every call to .write open up the save as dialog.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 21:41:05 GMT

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