Re: [File API] FileList

On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 06:12:06 +0200, Arun Ranganathan <>  
> On 8/14/11 5:36 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> I think FileList should talk less about selected files and more about  
>> being a collection or list of File objects. That way it can be reused  
>> in the future without people tripping over its current narrow  
>> definition.
> It is a collection of File objects, but they must be user selected.   
> HTMLInputElement and DataTransfer don't make a sufficient virtue of user  
> selection, so I feel it useful to keep it a part of FileList.

Why must they be user selected? I do not think that will necessarily be  
true over time. And it also seems to put some kind of artificial  
constraint on UI that should not be there.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 08:43:41 UTC