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[Bug 4342] Revalidation form for Upload and Direct Input

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Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 05:17:05 +0000
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ot@w3.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
   Target Milestone|1.0                         |0.8.2

------- Comment #5 from ot@w3.org  2007-09-11 05:17 -------
(In reply to comment #4)
> Not deliberate... but the 'File Upload' results page suffers from the same
> problem Alastair McKenzie noted, no easy way to re-validate the file.
> Hard to predict what people will find more useful, a textarea populated with
> the content or a blank file input. I suspect most users would expect a input
> for file upload --- and then complain that it wasn't automatically populated
> with the file they chose in the previous screen.   :-)

Right. I actually think that most people would be happier with a pre-filled
textarea than an empty file input, but I'm  always wary of pretending to know
what people want. If people are using file upload in the first place, maybe
they prefer file upload...

For now, I think I want to clean up the $File->{'Is Upload'} and
$File->{'Direct Input'} mess, and survey the list for opinions (knowing full
well that the list is not entirely representative of all the users, but that's
a pool of users nonetheless). Then we can decide which way to go. 

Delaying the 0.8.2 release a few days for this won't be too much of an issue.
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