[whatwg] Asynchronous file upload

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue Jun 9 00:48:30 PDT 2009

On Tue, 09 Jun 2009 03:33:56 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 May 2009, Samuel Santos wrote:
>> I was asked by a client if it was possible to implement something
>> similar to the asynchronous file upload used on gmail using only
>> standard web technologies.
>> Looking at the gmail source code I can see that they use some flash
>> magic. And by reading the HTML5 spec I could not find a way to implement
>> this feature.
> This is a feature of XHR2, I believe:
>    http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/XMLHttpRequest-2/
> ...though it will probably rely on the upcoming File API to actually
> obtain files to upload.

And as such is not defined yet at all, but that is pretty much the plan, yes.

Anne van Kesteren

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