[whatwg] access to local path in input type="file"

Charles McCathieNevile chaals at opera.com
Thu Jun 5 17:56:18 PDT 2008

On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 20:58:03 -0300, ddailey <ddailey at zoominternet.net>  

> In the code which follows, both IE7, FF(2.0), and Safari(3.1) allow the  
> user to change the src attribute of an image based on her perusal of  
> local file space. Opera 9.5 doesn't seem to allow access to the path  
> data necessary for accomplishing this rollover effect, and I suspect  
> that may be how it is supposed to be according to emerging standards.

Hi David,

you might be interested in the fileIO proposal [1] from Opera in the  
WebAPI group at W3C, which is designed to allow for this kind of use case.

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/fileio/fileIO.htm



Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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