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Re: Working with FormData as an object [Was: Request for FormData.remove() method]

From: Bronislav Klučka <Bronislav.Klucka@bauglir.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 11:47:51 +0200
Message-ID: <4FACE047.6040401@bauglir.com>
To: Odin Hørthe Omdal <odinho@opera.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On 11.5.2012 11:40, Odin Hørthe Omdal wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:43:24 +0200, Bronislav Klučka 
> <Bronislav.Klucka@bauglir.com> wrote:
>> So the ability to somehow work with FormData as an object (al least 
>> get object out of it, or create it based on object) and the ability 
>> to get FormData from form (that we have) and fill form based on 
>> FormData (that's missing) would be huge time saver
> I agree with this.
> I remembered this thread when I read Hixies outburst on #whatwg 
> yesterday:
>     [10:29] <Hixie> we really still have no way for JS to access the 
> form data set on submission?
>     [10:30] <Hixie> who's running this show, a clown?
>   src: http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20120510#l-483
> It seems we're many who want this, and there are clear use cases for it.
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2012AprJun/0366.html
> FormData need not be tied to XHR either, maybe IndexedDB should also 
> be able to just take FormData directly?  I can see how that could be 
> useful.  Although getting methods for serializing/deserializing 
> FormData would make it possible to just do the load/save logic on your 
> own.

FormData can be left tight to XHR, serializing/deserializing should be 
enough (actually as long as we are able to manipulate FormData, there is 
almost no difference). The only question is, how to 
serialize/deserialize Blob.

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