Re: Filesystem events

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM, SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com> wrote:
> From: Charles Pritchard [mailto:chuck@jumis.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 3:08 PM
> To: piranna@gmail.com
> Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Filesystem events
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> We didn't come to much of a resolution.
> It was suggested that the current behavior in browsers was incorrect; that
> the File should become inaccessible if/when it changes.
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> <bryan> I disagree, the fact that re-accessing a file object loads the
> latest version of the file is a valuable feature IMO, even if it was not
> intentional. I donít know if preventing that is what you meant, but further
> to require that the user reselect a file if it has changed would be a UX
> killer.

File objects should be immutable. That was one of the core design
principles that they were built around.

If we want <input type=file> to provide "live" access to on-disk
files, then new File objects should be returned from
HTMLInputElement.files whenever the on-disk files change. That would
need to be defined by the HTML spec though.

/ Jonas

Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 22:26:04 UTC