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Re: New filesystem/directory API proposal

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 23:55:04 +0000 (UTC)
To: Eric Uhrhane <ericu@google.com>
Cc: Michael Nordman <michaeln@google.com>, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1002032348000.26790@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Eric Uhrhane wrote:
> I think that that's an important use case.  We want to make sure that 
> the browser isn't a silo whose data is awkward to access from outside. 
> If we can come up with a mapping that 1) works for all possible 
> filenames; 2) only shows up for the problem files; 3) doesn't obfuscate 
> external filenames too much, then I think we've got a winner.  However, 
> in the absence of such a solution, I think we should stick with the 
> least-common-denominator approach I've outlined.
> If you've got a mapping in mind, I'm all ears.

It's hard to determine a good mapping without knowing what the constraints 
are. What constraints did you have in mind?

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