[whatwg] Drag'n'drop uploads propsal

Ian McKellar ian at mckellar.org
Mon Apr 30 10:36:15 PDT 2007

On 4/25/07, David Hyatt <hyatt at apple.com> wrote:
> The use case of being able to drop images into a
> contenteditable region and have them show up as <img> elements at the
> appropriate place and then get automatically uploaded somewhere is a
> really compelling one.

This is basically what we implemented in Flock. We also supported drag
and drop to text areas, though that's a little tricker since it's hard
for the user agent to work out how to embed images correctly. At the
basic level there's HTML vs BBCode syntax, beyond that different sites
filter different sets of tags and attributes in different fields (for
example on Flickr img tags are allowed in some fields in your profile
but not in others).


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