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Re: FileSystem API: Adding file size field to Metadata?

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:02:02 -0800
Message-Id: <AE777E84-1507-42B3-A4CE-061714292724@jumis.com>
Cc: Kinuko Yasuda <kinuko@chromium.org>, Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Eric Uhrhane <ericu@chromium.org>
To: Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org>
On Feb 28, 2012, at 1:52 PM, Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Kinuko Yasuda <kinuko@chromium.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> While looking at the FileSystem API draft I noticed that we only expose 'modificationTime' in 'Metadata' object.  Since FileEntry itself doesn't have 'size' field unlike File object maybe it's reasonable to add 'size' field to Metadata?
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/file-system-api/#the-metadata-interface
> 
> Without adding this we can indirectly get the file size by creating 'File' object via FileEntry.file() method and accessing File.size, but when an app wants to display the modificationTime and file size at once (and it sounds very plausible use case) the app needs to call two different async methods-- which doesn't sound very nice.  WDYT?
> 
> Thanks,
> Kinuko
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I think this is a nice improvement.  File size is very obviously something one might expect to be included in meta data for a file :-)

Content type may be nice as well. Whatever the OS reports.

-Charles
Received on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 22:02:30 GMT

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