[whatwg] File Upload Control

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at iinet.net.au
Tue Aug 17 17:11:47 PDT 2004

Ian Hickson wrote:
> File upload controls should never be stylable. If they were stylable, it 
> would be too easy to trick users into uploading private files, by making 
> them think they were normal text fields, for example.

How exactly would it make it any easier for a user to be tricked into 
selecting and uploading a private file if there was no visible browse 
button?  The user would just be forced to type the full path manually, 
rather than selecting it with a GUI, so they would still no they were 
selecting a file.

Lachlan Hunt

lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au

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