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Re: Updates to File API

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 17:11:24 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikRji-mz7qFFj8r4pz6aO9rRRLzf9XHifJRiDjE@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eric Uhrhane <ericu@google.com>
Cc: arun@mozilla.com, Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, public-device-apis <public-device-apis@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Eric Uhrhane <ericu@google.com> wrote:
> Arun:
> In the latest version of the spec I see that readAsDataURL, alone
> among the readAs* methods, still takes a File rather than a Blob.  Is
> that just an oversight, or is that an intentional restriction?

Having readAsDataURL take a File made sense when .url and .type lived
on File rather than Blob. Now that Blobs have .types I agree that
readAsDataURL should be able to read from a Blob.

But, as you say, I think .url solves most of the use cases. One
usecase I can still think of is a web based HTML editor which allows
inserting images. These images could be included inline in the main
document using data-urls which allows the document to be saved/sent as
a single document, rather than HTML + a pile of images.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:12:18 UTC

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