[whatwg] Directory upload via <input type="file" directory>

Ashley Sheridan ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Wed Apr 7 03:28:07 PDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-07 at 11:03 +0100, Diogo Resende wrote:

> > No, most usually in a choose file dialogue, if you select a directory
> > instead of a file, the Open button actually opens that directory and
> > shows you the files in it. This is expected bahavior, or how else
> > would you navigate you computers disk structure deeper than the first
> > level you were shown?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Ash
> > http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk
> Double-click?

Double-click can only be performed by people using a mouse. What about
people suffering RSI who might prefer to use a keyboard? Have you ever
tried to navigate one of those file dialogues without using a mouse? I
have, and it's a pain in the posterior. But, it does mean that there are
further problems to allowing the existing dialogue to just handle
directories as if they were files.


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