[whatwg] Uploading directories of files

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Fri Dec 11 00:47:34 PST 2009

On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 09:33:06 +0100, Markus Ernst <derernst at gmx.ch> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren schrieb:
>> On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 09:13:52 +0100, Markus Ernst <derernst at gmx.ch>  
>> wrote:
>>> I have no idea how to handle such inconsistent behaviour on the server  
>>> side (except adding extra code to flatten all uploaded directory  
>>> structures before handling). I assume that HTTP upload should be kept  
>>> simple, and more complex upload tasks should be handled with  
>>> specialized applications, such as RadUpload[1].
>>> [1] http://www.radinks.com
>> I don't think we want to rely on the availability of Java on the end  
>> user's platform (or the availability of any other plug-in for that  
>> matter).
> I did not mean including it into HTML5 or an UA. Just leaving  
> specialized upload tasks out of the standard, assuming that developers  
> will work with applications that they think are useful for their tasks  
> (and that rely on technologies they believe are avaliable at their  
> target audience).

And I mean that if it is important to application developers we should  
make it available as a feature and not endorse some plug-in dependency.

Anne van Kesteren

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