[whatwg] Submission progress
mpt at myrealbox.com
Sun Nov 7 18:25:46 PST 2004
On 8 Nov, 2004, at 7:34 AM, Afternoon wrote:
> Modern browsers feature useful rich interfaces for monitoring the
> progress of file downloads, but are not symmetrical, uploads are
> second class citizens.
That's the fault of the browsers; it's nothing to do with any What-WG
spec. Mozilla doesn't show upload progress, for example
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=257975>, but it used to
> This information should be displayed in a modal popup window, as the
> browser window or tab is locked during submission.
As Jim Ley said, there is no need for it to be shown in a modal window.
Doing that would actually be counterproductive, for three reasons:
(1) trying to cancel a mistaken submission the usual way -- by clicking
the Stop button in the toolbar -- wouldn't work, so mistaken
submissions would be *more* likely to happen;
(2) some window managers don't allow a window to be moved or minimized
if a modal child window is open (so you wouldn't be able to minimize
the browser window while waiting for the upload to finish);
(3) it would be inconsistent with other progress windows, which are
almost always non-modal.
But again, that's nothing to do with What-WG.
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