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Re: [Device APIs Requirements] Input to File API

From: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:22:59 -0700
Message-ID: <4AE9B353.5090604@mozilla.com>
To: "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L \(ATTCINW\)" <BS3131@att.com>, Device APIs and Policy Working Group WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW) wrote:
> 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 
>   

In fact, the correct version is:

http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileAPI/

The version cited above has been deprecated, and has a caveat pointing 
to the new version.

-- A*
Received on Thursday, 29 October 2009 15:23:41 UTC

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