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

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:48:17 +0300
Message-ID: <506D6971.7080108@helsinki.fi>
To: "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L" <bs3131@att.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>, Eric U <ericu@google.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 09/26/2012 01:32 AM, SULLIVAN, BRYAN L wrote:
> *From:*Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs@apple.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:59 PM
> *To:* Glenn Maynard
> *Cc:* Eric U; olli@pettay.fi; public-webapps@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Moving File API: Directories and System API to Note track?
>
> Hi Glenn,
>
> I read over your points. But I don't think they would change Apple's calculation about exposing an API to the real user filesystem in Safari,
> particularly as specified. I do think that my more minimal API might also be a better fit for the "real filesystem" use case, as it removes a bunch of
> unnecessary levels of indirection and abstraction that exist in the other proposals. But I think it is unlikely we would expose that aspect.
>
> We are still open to solving the "sandboxed local storage area" use case, with a more minimal API. But first we'd like to understand why those use
> cases can't be solved with targeted additions to IndexedDB (see forked thread).
>
> Can IndexedDB support the use case of managing a media or document library on the local device, in which the size of library can run into hundreds or
> files and gigabytes of storage?
I don't see any technical problems with that.


> Local storage of media is one of the key capabilities needed to enable HTML5-based offline media players as a
> realistic option. If the browser can effectively provide a virtual filesystem with performance characteristics equivalent to the underlying OS, then
> perhaps IndexedDB may suffice for filesystem access. But which browsers intend to support that level of functionality via IndexexDB?
>
Isn't that part of IndexedDB, to be able to store files efficiently in it. So I would assume all the implementations will
support that.
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