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

Ashley Sheridan ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Wed Apr 7 07:50:43 PDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-07 at 15:52 +0100, Diogo Resende wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-04-07 at 11:28 +0100, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> > 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.
> I use it everyday. It's not a pain, you just need to know how to use
> ctrl/shift/alt+tab/arrows. But that's not the point. You just gave a
> reason not to use the dialog at all. Do you want to ignore the
> possibility of drag&drop too? When I don't have a mouse, I use lynx.
> I done software in the past for people with disabilities and is not
> easy. For those people I would not even consider a FileDialog as it is.

I'm just saying that the existing dialogue can't *simply* be converted,
and a different dialogue might be better. To the end user, it can behave
pretty much the same way, but the UA will be able to treat it


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