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Re: drop directories/folders

From: Ryan Seddon <seddon.ryan@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:25:15 +1100
Message-ID: <AANLkTin+fmSE9_tp9XTFxgi50vbiVB-j6NMcwJ=1XYPQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rüdiger Kurz <r.kurz@alkacon.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
WebKit or more specifically Chromium has the "webkitdirectory" attribute
that can be placed on a file input.

When you choose a directory it populates the FileList object with all the
files within the selected directory, however there is a bug[1] at the
moment. When you drag and drop a directory the FileList object is populated
with the directory name and not the files within it.

This hasn't been defined nor am unaware of any editor draft for this
functionality.

-Ryan

[1] http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=58977

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM, Rüdiger Kurz <r.kurz@alkacon.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> this is Rüdiger I’m a developer from Alkacon Software GmbH in Cologne,
> Germany. This year we are planning to release our new version 8 of OpenCms.
> Therefore we want to support our customers with a File API / FormData based
> upload functionality. This new upload feature should also provide drag and
> drop.
>
> ###
>
> Context: HTML5 - File API in combination with Drag and Drop
>
> Problem: If you drop directories/folders on to a defined "dropzone", I
> assume that it is not possible to "detect" that the dropped file is a
> directory.
>
> Target: When a user drops a directory, I want to inform the user in some
> way that directories can't be handled by the "program".
>
> Note: I know that it should not be possible to read a whole directory
> structure for security reason and that is not the point I want to make.
>
> Suggestion: Extend the File Interface for a attribute called directory
>
> interface File : Blob {
>      readonly attribute DOMString name;
>      readonly attribute DOMString directory;
>      readonly attribute DOMString lastModifiedDate;
> };
>
> directory: Has the value 'true' if the file is a directory, 'false'
> otherwise
>
>
> Kind regards
>
> --
> Rüdiger Kurz
>
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