[whatwg] Fakepath revisited
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Sep 13 18:12:39 PDT 2009
On Mon, 14 Sep 2009, Eduard Pascual wrote:
> I already posted an example showing how fakepath can easily break
> compatibility with well-written sites. I explicitly asked for
> counter-arguments to it and none has been provided, but the argument
> doesn't seem to be taken in consideration at all. Hence I'm wondering
> how the compatibility arguments are treated here. Is compatibility with
> an unknown-size niche of clearly bad-designed sites more important than
> with potentially thousands of well-designed ones?
Dropping part of the file name in the rare case of a filename that
contains a backslash seems like less of an issue that failing to accept
the upload at all.
On Mon, 14 Sep 2009, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> This is a very minor issue and I'm fine with adding this to Gecko,
> personally, except that first I really would like to see some specific
> examples of sites that need this. There remains the faint possibility
> that these sites already work in Firefox for some reason, and I'd like
> to understand why, or if they don't, then I'd like to understand why we
> haven't felt the need for this hack. Plus I think that in the spirit of
> making decisions based on data, we should expect actual data to be
> presented if possible, especially if requested, and here it seems like
> it should be easy, yet I asked for specific examples earlier and none
> have been forthcoming.
Here are some bug reports that I believe are caused by this issue:
Based on this my guess is just that people haven't filed this bug because
they haven't thought of it as a browser bug (notice how nobody in those
threads even mentions the browser).
One of the sites I know aout that had this bug in Firefox and Safari was:
...but it has now been fixed (search for 'strFileName.indexOf("\\")' in
the source -- it was commented out last year).
Microsoft, in their blog post, refer to a number of other sites they
tested, though they don't name them:
I would love more data.
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