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proposal: size and date attributes for upload

From: Joern Turner <joern.turner@chibacon.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 00:08:17 +0200
Message-ID: <40FD97D1.6020601@chibacon.de>
To: www-forms@w3.org


while working on an XForms integration on a browser client we 
encountered a potential hole in the spec of the upload control. The 
current XForms 1.0 specification does not provide a way to signal the 
size and date of an upload. The size (or length) of the uploaded data 
may often be of interest to the user. the same applies to the date (or 
timestamp - i'm not tied to the names here).

We've worked around this with custom XPath extension functions but it 
would be nice to have it in the standard.

If there are reasons why this is not part of the spec please enlighten 
me. Thanks.

Joern Turner
- Chiba project admin -

Chibacon Lissť/Turner GbR
XForms, XML + Java
fon: +49 30 61 28 58 12 / mail: joern.turner@chibacon.de
Received on Tuesday, 20 July 2004 18:12:47 UTC

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