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Re: Changing the thext of "Browse Button"

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 23:14:18 -0400
Message-Id: <200209060314.XAA27510@no-knife.mit.edu>
To: Andrew Clover <and@doxdesk.com>
cc: www-style@w3.org

> > Anyone has any idea how to change the text "Browse..."
> 
> There is no provision for styling subparts of the file upload control in
> the CSS standard because there is no standard for how a file upload control
> behaves: there may well not be a Browse button at all. And there is no way
> to style the subparts of the control in any of today's popular browsers.

In addition to that, there is the security consideration that under no
circumstances must it be possible to trick the user into thinking that a
file upload control is not a file upload control (since said control
allows the page to send content from the user's hard drive to the
server).

You don't really want to accidentally upload /etc/passwd, you know.

Boris
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