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[whatwg] Asynchronous file upload

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 01:33:56 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906090131580.1648@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 11 May 2009, Samuel Santos wrote:
>
> I was asked by a client if it was possible to implement something 
> similar to the asynchronous file upload used on gmail using only 
> standard web technologies.
> 
> Looking at the gmail source code I can see that they use some flash 
> magic. And by reading the HTML5 spec I could not find a way to implement 
> this feature.

This is a feature of XHR2, I believe:

   http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/XMLHttpRequest-2/

...though it will probably rely on the upcoming File API to actually 
obtain files to upload.

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