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Re: FileSystem API: Adding file size field to Metadata?

From: Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:52:45 -0800
Message-ID: <CAP0-Qpvmm0wzB3C+ewNQg1DuhQSHD08uNou=gG7Ocz72eadH6Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kinuko Yasuda <kinuko@chromium.org>
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Eric Uhrhane <ericu@chromium.org>
On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Kinuko Yasuda <kinuko@chromium.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> While looking at the FileSystem API draft I noticed that we only expose
> 'modificationTime' in 'Metadata' object.  Since FileEntry itself doesn't
> have 'size' field unlike File object maybe it's reasonable to add 'size'
> field to Metadata?
> http://www.w3.org/TR/file-system-api/#the-metadata-interface
> Without adding this we can indirectly get the file size by creating 'File'
> object via FileEntry.file() method and accessing File.size, but when an app
> wants to display the modificationTime and file size at once (and it sounds
> very plausible use case) the app needs to call two different async
> methods-- which doesn't sound very nice.  WDYT?
> Thanks,
> Kinuko

I think this is a nice improvement.  File size is very obviously something
one might expect to be included in meta data for a file :-)

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