[whatwg] "C:\fakepath\" in HTML5

James Graham jgraham at opera.com
Tue Mar 24 08:06:21 PDT 2009

Randy Drielinger wrote:
> So instead of fixing the web, we're "fixing" the spec (and thus 
> implementing fakepath in browsers)?

It's purely a question of what browser makers are prepared to implement. 
The spec has to reflect a consensus amongst browser makers so that it 
actualy gets implemented, otherwise it is no use to anyone. If you don't 
want the fakepath thing (and I agree it is ugly), try convincing the 
known-broken sites to change (citing the fact that they may break in 
Firefox could give you quite some leverage here). The fewer compat. 
reasons there are to keep the ugly solution, the easier it is to have 
the pretty solution.

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