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

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:50:11 +0200 (CEST)
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
cc: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.02.1209200832250.8106@sirius>


On Wed, 19 Sep 2012, Adam Barth wrote:

> 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.

I was thinking specifically of the combination of this and Drag and Drop 
and this API. I assumed that at some level one would end up with a bunch 
on Entry objects which seem to expose a path. It then seems that then a 
user who is tricked into dragging their root drive onto a webapp would 
expose all their paths.

It is quite possible that this is a horrible misunderstanding of the spec, 
and if so I apologise. Nevertheless I think it's poor form to immediately 
characterise an error as a deliberate attempt to spread lies.

In any case my central point remains which is that would support this spec 
moving off the Rec. track at this time.
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