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Re: [XHR2] Blobs, names and FormData

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:22:13 -0400
Message-ID: <CABirCh_HHyFyB+niPxB3-aGvJGykKZkEAhm8YbxcCiw2NKCDrA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>
Cc: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo <amla70@gmail.com>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
2011/7/18 Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>

> BlobBuilder.getFile() as a solution to this particular problem is less
> direct (and less obvious and less discoverable so less friendly). And it
> raises questions like... Is the blob data really flattened out as a file on
> the disk somewhere? If not, then getFile() is somewhat misleading. Is so, we
> may have to create actual files when we otherwise wouldn't. Where is this
> file created? When does it get deleted?
>

If these are questions, they should be answered.  My understanding is that
there's no requirement that File objects have any relationship to files on
the user's filesystem; that's a use case of the type, not its definition.

(That said, I don't have an opinion on whether the type is appropriate
here.)

-- 
Glenn Maynard
Received on Monday, 18 July 2011 20:22:39 GMT

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