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Re: Moving File API: Directories and System API to Note track?

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:39:45 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJE5ia8gUZ4BuZ1pSJne0fxvY0oAwsff9GPzpULpu0C-3ViW-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Cc: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 1:46 PM, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2012, Edward O'Connor wrote:
>> Olli wrote:
>>> I think we should discuss about moving File API: Directories and
>>> System API from Recommendation track to Note.
>>
>> Sounds good to me.
>
> Indeed. We are not enthusiastic about implementing an API that has to
> traverse directory trees as this has significant technical challenges, or
> may expose user's path names, as this has security implications. Also AIUI
> this API is not a good fit for all platforms.

There's nothing in the spec that exposes user paths.  That's just FUD.

Adam
Received on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:40:46 GMT

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