[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - Suggestion/Request

Dwight Brown design at construct7.com
Mon Aug 15 08:06:48 PDT 2005


I have been reviewing the Web Forms 2.0 specification and really like 
the many advancements it outlines.

There is, however, one area in which it appears to overlook: file upload 

As a web developer I believe it would be very helpful to have some way 
to indicate the progress of file uploads.  There is really only one key 
addition for this to be possible: a filesize attribute that is set when 
a user has selected a file.  This would simply indicate the total size 
in bytes of the selected file.  It would need to be DOM-accessible (e.g. 

Many users get anxious and think there browser has hung because the is 
not a clear indication that an upload is in progress.

Perhaps eventually we would have UAs that would have UI alerts that 
indicated form file upload progress via a progress bar, etc.

Dwight Brown

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