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Re: File modification

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:41:27 -0800
Message-Id: <8FE73417-BF7E-4B97-9074-CB784437F7FF@jumis.com>
Cc: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@visc.us>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, Eric U <ericu@google.com>
To: Kyle Huey <me@kylehuey.com>
On Jan 12, 2012, at 6:58 AM, Kyle Huey <me@kylehuey.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> FYI, I don't think this is clear for File from the spec.  It's even more important if File objects are stored in History or IndexedDB; that it should be a *shallow* copy, with enough information stored to invalidate it if the underlying file changes, doesn't seem to be specified.  (As far as I know, nobody implements that yet; being able to eg. retain open files in History states would be extremely useful.
> 
> Gecko nightlies are capable of storing File objects in IndexedDB,  We are doing "deep" copies (what is retrieved from the database is always a copy of the file as it was when it was placed in the database).

Oh I'm glad to see this one! Is it Blob and File that can be put into IDB? How do I create a new File (with a name field) from a Blob?

-Charles
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