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[whatwg] Show upload progress

From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt@myrealbox.com>
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 16:02:26 +1200
Message-ID: <10de7aa2720f9e9c7cfde5a2e9d3a948@myrealbox.com>
On May 6, 2006, at 9:50 AM, Joaquin Cuenca Abela wrote:
> ...
> A lot of people are implementing progress bars that show in real time 
> the upload status of files being uploaded.
>
> Right now it's a pain to implement that kind of functionality, as the 
> browser has to poll regularly the server with a secondary connection 
> to get the total size of the request, and the number of bytes already 
> received.
>
> Given that the browser already knows that information, I think it 
> would be great if it could expose it on some DOM object. What do you 
> think?
> ...

A much easier and more consistent approach would be for the browser to 
show the upload progress itself. Complain to your friendly local 
browser vendor.

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Matthew Paul Thomas
http://mpt.net.nz/
Received on Friday, 5 May 2006 21:02:26 UTC

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