W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-bugzilla@w3.org > December 2010

[Bug 11482] New: Requiring MIME types like application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document in order to allow a .docx file to be uploaded is far too technical for the layman. On the other hand it is equally impractical for web developers to keep an

From: <bugzilla@jessica.w3.org>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 18:32:18 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11482-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11482

           Summary: Requiring MIME types like
                    application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordproc
                    essingml.document in order to allow a .docx file to be
                    uploaded is far too technical for the layman.  On the
                    other hand it is equally impractical for web
                    developers to keep an
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#fil
                    e-upload-state
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/number-state.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#file-upload-state

Comment:
Requiring MIME types like
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document in
order to allow a .docx file to be uploaded is far too technical for the
layman.  On the other hand it is equally impractical for web developers to
keep an accurate mapping of extension to MIME type within our code because
those types change and new types are added with some frequency.  As a matter
of practicality file extensions should be acceptable tokens for the "accept"
attribute in order to make it useful.

Posted from: 208.73.113.6

-- 
Configure bugmail: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are the QA contact for the bug.
Received on Monday, 6 December 2010 18:32:23 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:31:02 UTC