[whatwg] Asynchronous file upload

Ionut G. Stan ionut.g.stan at gmail.com
Sun May 10 17:24:26 PDT 2009

There appears to be some W3C activity regarding this problem. There is a 
draft about
file uploads[1] which is edited by a Mozilla employee. This is not 
accidentally. As of Firefox 3
we have the possibility of Ajax file uploads. The API resembles pretty 
much the draft.

Also, Safari 4 and Chrome 2 - WebKit in other words - provide an API for 
the same purpose,
but it has less to do with the above mentioned standard draft.

I've written an extensive post [2] about the API in Firefox 3. Maybe it 
will help you.

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileUpload/publish/FileUpload.html
[2] http://igstan.blogspot.com/2009/01/pure-javascript-file-upload.html

On 5/11/2009 02:51, 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.
> Wouldn't it be great if this was possible?
> --
> Samuel Santos
> http://www.samaxes.com/

Ionut G. Stan
I'm under construction  |  http://igstan.blogspot.com/

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