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Re: [whatwg] Make files attribute of the input element writable

From: Nico Weber <thakis@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 16:48:28 -0700
Message-ID: <CAMGbLiE2zBpn1vwM4=jvQt6tKQNyHw9Bs1ta1E9RemizYMwU6g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
Proposed Firefox patch https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=757664

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org> wrote:
> Proposed WebKit patch https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87154. We'd
> really like to hear if Hixie and/or other browser vendors have reservations
> on making this change, otherwise, we'll commit this soon.
>
>
> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:41 AM, Nico Weber <thakis@chromium.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> The files attribute of the input element is currently marked readonly
>> [1], to protect from `myInput.files = "/etc/passwd"; myForm.submit()`.
>> Since its type is now FileList and not string, that's no longer
>> necessary.
>>
>> Making the attribute writable would allow setting the files property
>> of an input element to dataTransfer.files from a drop handler. For
>> example, I would like to use this to create a larger drop-target for a
>> file input. Here's one request for this functionality:
>>
>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8006715/drag-drop-files-into-standard-html-file-input
>>
>> Can the readonly restriction be removed from the spec?
>>
>> Nico
>>
>>
>> 1:
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-input-element.html#the-input-element
>
>
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