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Re: [whatwg] Shared storage

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:17:39 +0100
To: Tobie Langel <tobie.langel@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <87d29c9f70.fsf@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Brett Zamir <brettz9@yahoo.com>
Tobie Langel <tobie.langel@gmail.com> writes:

> 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?

If that is indeed the case, the terrible user experience is likely a
feature of your user agent. Many mobile UAs currently offer several
alternatives to the standard file-picker, no change in HTML needed.

-- 
Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
<http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Received on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:18:23 UTC

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