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[Device APIs Requirements] Input to File API

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW) <BS3131@att.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 07:39:24 -0700
Message-ID: <8080D5B5C113E940BA8A461A91BFFFCD0F964376@BD01MSXMB015.US.Cingular.Net>
To: "Device APIs and Policy Working Group WG" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Here is some input to the File API requirements for next week:

Re "should provide access to a temporary storage location (a form of
/tmp directory)": There should be additional storage locations ("root
locations" as in BONDI), e.g. "home", "documents", "application data".
Having a small set of conventional filesystem locations such as this
will greatly simplify storage of application data for different
purposes, by avoiding the need to (a) detect the platform type and (b)
search for locations that can be written to within the filesystem
applicable to the specific platform. Vendors can adapt such generic
locations to the host platform much more readily than the thousands of
developers that would need to figure this out on their own.

I recommend one new requirement: "MAY enable reading and setting file
access rights, e.g. owner and permissions, as supported by the
filesystem.".

The reference to [FILE-UPLOAD] is not the current version (at least the
version listed on the Webapps PubStatus page).
References: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-file-upload-20061018
Latest listed on PubStatus page:
http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileUpload/publish/FileUpload.html 

Best regards,
Bryan Sullivan | AT&T
Received on Thursday, 29 October 2009 14:40:12 UTC

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