Re: New FileAPI Draft | was Re: FileAPI feedback

On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:59:46 +0200, Gregg Tavares <> wrote:
> Sorry, I was told on the HTML5 list that this is where network downloads  
> and archive support stuff belonged.
> It certain seems like a good fit to me.

That is true, but it seems you conflate networking with files. Networking  
is the domain of XMLHttpRequest. With XMLHttpRequest Level 2 we support  
such things as progress events and cross-origin loads.

There's also the plan to add a new response"X" attribute to the  
XMLHttpRequest object that returns a FileData object to link with the File  
API. (Similarly send() will be even more overloaded to also accept  
FileData objects.)

Now given this it would be good if you could propose your extensions  
within this framework. What would be even better would just be uses  
completely agnostic of any particular technology and then we can try to  
find the right solution based on those use cases.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 11:33:52 UTC