[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - Suggestion/Request
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.
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