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Re: [FileAPI] BlobBuilder.append("native")

From: Eric U <ericu@google.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:50:28 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHvSExdfUKh2czOsZc+7oSG3_WP9CLgKJdjeCot+v9VuMb80gw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
>> "native" Newlines must be transformed to the default line-ending
>> representation of the underlying host filesystem. For example, if the
>> underlying filesystem is FAT32, newlines would be transformed into \r\n
>> pairs as the text was appended to the state of the BlobBuilder.
>
> This is a bit odd: most programs write newlines according to the convention
> of the host system, not based on peeking at the underlying filesystem.  You
> won't even know the filesystem if you're writing to a network drive.  I'd
> suggest "must be transformed according to the conventions of the local
> system", and let implementations decide what that is.  It should probably be
> explicit that the only valid options are \r\n and \n, or reading files back
> in which were transformed in this way will be difficult.

Good catch--I'll fix that.

> Also, in the Issue above that, it seems to mean "native" where it says
> "transparent".

Yup.  That too.

Thanks!
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