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Re: File API Feedback

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:12:00 +0300
Message-ID: <4A4A0F20.7080101@helsinki.fi>
To: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
CC: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 6/30/09 4:07 PM, Thomas Broyer wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Olli Pettay wrote:
>> On 6/30/09 1:44 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> I'd rather just have an API that lets you split a File into a
>>> sequence<FileData>    (where FileData is what File inherits from) of equally
>>> sized chunks, or something like that, than something that lets you get
>>> chunks out in particular forms.
>> Yeah, that sounds better. Then XHR .send() could accept FileData as a
>> parameter.
>> All the .getAsXXX methods would move to that interface and there should be
>> something like
>> FileData getFileData(long long offset, long long length)
> For the record, Gears' Blob (the almost-equivalent of that FileData if
> I'm not mistaken) has a slice(offset,length) method:
> http://code.google.com/apis/gears/api_blob.html
> (and a Blob can be passed to an HttpRequest's send() method, and
> obtained from an HttpRequest's responseBlob property or in desktop's
> openFiles callback; note that a File in Gears doesn't inherit Blob, it
> rather has a 'blob' property of type Blob)

But blob doesn't allow one to access the data (which is why I don't like 
the API).

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