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Re: File upload from a Web browser

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 11:34:03 PDT
To: FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com
Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org
Message-Id: <95Jul14.113410pdt.2762@golden.parc.xerox.com>
>>>>> On Fri, 14 Jul 1995 12:41:00 -0700, Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com> said:
> Netscape has announced support for Java in their browsers, probably by the 
> end of the year 
> (<URL:http://www.netscape.com/newsref/pr/newsrelease25.html>).  This lets 
> the genie out of the bottle, as Netscape can then be extended in a nearly 
> arbitrary fashion.  From what I understand of Java, it should not take a lot 
> of time to create a file upload applet.

From what *I* understand of Java, it isn't currently possible to
create a 'file upload' applet.  The 'file upload' proposal asks for a
platform-specific 'file selection dialog' to take place, and I don't
see this as a Java primitive, nor how one might build such a thing
using any of the Java primitives.

Perhaps there are some Java experts who might clarify this?
Received on Friday, 14 July 1995 14:34:53 UTC

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