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Re: [whatwg] Shared storage

From: Tobie Langel <tobie.langel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:01:18 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMK=o4eBgHh2yUmsPmP2hD-B8WyGEvumkO=6-sQpTQEnS1OPOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Brett Zamir <brettz9@yahoo.com>
On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:33 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Feb 2014, Brett Zamir wrote:
> >
> > The desktop PC thankfully evolved into allowing third-party software
> > which could create and edit files shareable by other third-party
> > software which would have the same rights to do the same. The importance
> > of this can hardly be overestimated.
> >
> > Yet today, on the web, there appears to be no standard way to create
> > content in such an agnostic manner whereby users have full, built-in,
> > locally-controlled portability of their data.
>
> Why can't you just do the same as used to be done? Download the resource
> locally ("save", using <a href download>), then upload it to the new site
> ("open", using <input type=file>)?
>

Because that's a terrible user experience?

--tobie
Received on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 18:01:49 UTC

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