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RE: [directory-upload]

From: Ali Alabbas <alia@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 23:13:27 +0000
To: "Henrik Ek " <IMCEAMAILTO-henrik+40essolutions+2Ese@namprd03.prod.outlook.com>, "public-wicg@w3.org" <public-wicg@w3.org>, Jonathan Watt <jwatt@jwatt.org>
CC: Björn Skog <bjorn@essolutions.se>
Message-ID: <BY2PR03MB127594013B0232640F65D72C4B50@BY2PR03MB127.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
Hello Henrik,

I am a PM at Microsoft working on the Edge team and one of the original editors of the directory upload spec. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the spec.

To answer your question regarding the potential for this spec’s implementation in Internet Explorer, I can tell you that it won’t be implemented there since IE is meant for compatibility for older sites and enterprise applications. However, for our Edge browser, we are still considering how the feature stacks up against our other priorities. We have recently been focusing on interoperability as a major priority and so we’ve implemented the deprecated webkit prefixed APIs to enable uploading directories in Edge. As such, I don’t anticipate us implementing the APIs in the new spec this year. However, we believe in the merits of the new spec and we will continue to drive it in the WICG to ensure that it moves forward.

As for Firefox, I cannot comment for Mozilla except for the fact that they have been amazing partners on this spec and have even implemented parts of the spec in their latest Firefox Nightly release. If you would like to see this in action, you can give it a try on the demo page: https://wicg.github.io/directory-upload/index.html. If you’re using Chrome, the page will use the polyfill which makes use of the deprecated FileSystem API.

If you have any feedback or questions related to the specific parts of the spec as it is being defined, please refer to the issue tracker on GitHub. Thank you again for your interest!

Ali

From: Henrik Ek [mailto:henrik@essolutions.se]
Sent: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:07 AM
To: public-wicg@w3.org<mailto:public-wicg@w3.org>; jwatt@jwatt.org<mailto:jwatt@jwatt.org>
Cc: Björn Skog <bjorn@essolutions.se<mailto:bjorn@essolutions.se>>
Subject: [directory-upload]

Hello,

We have very high expectations of this proposal. We have very long lacked this functionality to manage file uploads of folder / tree structures. We are sitting right now in several customer cases that demand this functionality, and they can be due to internal safety rules do not make use of Google Chrome or Java applets.

How long does it normally take from this proposal is posted until it is implemented in an official version of Firefox or Internet Explorer?

Best Regards,
Henrik Ek
ES Solutions AB in Sweden and represents Sweden in the EU-Project: E-ARK.
Sweden
Received on Friday, 11 March 2016 23:13:59 UTC

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