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Re: file upload extension

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 08:54:27 -0800
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To: www-html@w3.org
At 01:35a -0500 02/29/00, Jukka.Korpela@hut.fi didst inscribe upon an 
electronic papyrus:
>On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>
>  > Well OK, maybe we do need one
>  > small enhancement: wanttype="audio/basic".
>  > So we'd have something like this:
>  >
>  >   <INPUT TYPE=file NAME=foo WANTTYPE="audio/basic">
>
>I might be missing something, but wouldn't that WANTTYPE duplicate
>the ACCEPT attribute which has been in the specs since 1995

I couldn't remember off the top of my head, so I just made up a name.
But yeah, ACCEPT is appropriate.

>(RFC 1867, later adopted to HTML 3.2)? Though it seems that no
>browser vendor cared to implement it.
>
>  > With that info, the UA would know to record sound and convert to
>  > .au format.
>
>Well that's a different issue. An input field is just an input field,
>and browsers may provide whatever methods they like to let users
>input data. Conceivably a UA could provide, as one alternative,
>such an interface. Nothing needs to be added to HTML for that purpose.

Yeah, that was really my point.


-Walter :)
Received on Tuesday, 29 February 2000 11:55:17 GMT

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