[whatwg] Show upload progress
Joaquin Cuenca Abela
e98cuenc at yahoo.com
Sat May 6 00:32:12 PDT 2006
> A much easier and more consistent approach would be for the browser to
> show the upload progress itself. Complain to your friendly local
> browser vendor.
Unfortunately such a simple approach is not good enough in this case.
The progress bar in a browser is "optimized" for small - medium file uploads: no estimated time left, quite small, on a blind corner, assumes the size of the downloaded page is somewhat in the range of the size of the file uploaded, so it's estimation of % done is wildly pessimist.
Those are all good things if you're using it to track the download of a web page that takes 5-6 seconds to download, but it's just not good enough if you know:
1) the file the user is going to upload is expected to be > 0.5M
2) once uploaded, the html with the response is extremelly small compared to the file(s) uploaded
In that use-case you want a bigger progress bar, on a very visible spot on the page, and giving the user a clue of the time remaining.
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