Re: [whatwg] Intent of the FileSystem API

On 2/28/2011 3:50 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2011, Charles Pritchard wrote:
>> I'd like some clarification on the intent of the FileSystem API:
>> requestFileSystem permanent, getDirectory and getFile.
>> Are they intended to directly pass through to the host operating system, or
>> are they just programming constructs?
>> They're not particularly easy to use, compared to the IndexedDB data store,
>> but if they are OS level commands,
>> then they do help with usability of a web app with the rest of the OS: with
>> managing files directly from the OS file manager.
>> Is the FileSystem API intended to expose a folder on the host operating
>> system, or is it just an abstraction
>> which can be bolted onto any data system (such as, using SQLite as a backend,
>> as appCache and IndexedDB do)  ?
>> Are there any plans of reviewing/visiting efficient File/Blob support in
>> indexeddb?
> You are likely to get a more useful response to your questions if you send
> the above feedback to the lists mentioned in the specs as the place to
> send feedback, namely
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> HTH,

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