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[whatwg] Offline Web Apps

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 01:13:55 +0200
Message-ID: <op.ty01hhrq64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 01:07:23 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>  
wrote:
> It would be nice if this was designed to handle the possibility of  
> multiple file selection (which I think Web Forms 2 enables).

It does actually. There's a fileList attribute on HTMLInputElement that  
returns a FileList.


>> It'd be possible to extend this to avoid bringing these files into
>> memory.  We'd just need globalStorage (or something like it) to
>> accept/return nsIDOMFile objects, and a way for XHR to send them.
>
> Sounds reasonable. I'd love to see a rough cut at a spec for this.

XMLHttpRequest level 2 supports sending ByteArray. So you could do  
something like the following maybe:

   xhr.send(file.bytes)

Although if HTML5 gains a native File object I suppose support for that  
could be added as well if there's any benefit.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Friday, 21 September 2007 16:13:55 UTC

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