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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 17 11:34:05 PDT 2004

On Tue, 17 Aug 2004, [ISO-8859-1] Olav Junker Kjær wrote:
> 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 :-)

There are probably several things for which there is simply no way to have 
a sane implementation in IE without Microsoft doing it. In those cases, I 
guess we just have to put up with IE not having that feature. (The new 
form submission formats do come to mind here.)

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