[whatwg] Suggested changes to Web Forms 2.0, 2004-07-01 working

Olav Junker Kjær olav at olav.dk
Tue Aug 17 11:20:46 PDT 2004

Ian Hickson wrote:
> As has been said from the very beginning, it must be possible to implement 
> these features in HTCs. This isn't new. We've been saying it since even 
> before WHATWG was announced, even.

What if a feature from WF2 is not implementable in IE6?

I'm concerned about file upload. I'm not sure its possible to upload 
files in other ways than using the "native" form-submission, which is 
always multipart/form-data and POST. This means that you cannot include 
file upload in xml-encoding, or with PUT in any encoding, and you cannot 
support single-file upload with arbitrary content-types.

I may be wrong though, since some people is able to make IE do the 
impossible. In this case, however, it might be considered a security 
problem if someone were able to tamper with file upload, and the we run 
the risk of it being fixed in an update :-)

Olav Junker Kjær

>>That's good to know, could we have this made clear in the charter Ian, 
>>as it certainly wasn't seen to be a requirement by me.
> The charter intentionally does not mention details at that technical 
> level.
>>I also think, it's ridiculous.  Why are HTC's the only solution?
> Nobody said they were the only solution. Just that they were one of the 
> solutions we want to support.

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