[html5] Feature proposal - directory upload

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 6 18:21:40 PDT 2009

On Wed, 25 Jun 2008, --==[FReeZ]==-- wrote:
> I'm trying to solve a simple problem, since image galleries are very 
> popular. The user has one and wants to fill it with pictures. There are 
> thousands of pictures to upload in a directory on his hard-drive, and 
> that directory contains also subdirectories. Dimensions and names of the 
> pictures are not good. Every single picture must be uploaded and 
> processed on the server before it's added to the gallery.

HTML5 now has <input type=file multiple> to upload many files at once. 
Browsers could allow users to pick multiple files at once, including 
across multiple directories; that's a bit out of scope of the spec.

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