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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Fri Apr 23 20:41:14 PDT 2010

On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:33:23 +0900, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> I still don't understand the use case.
> In all cases I can think of where applications allow me to pick a
> folder (as opposed to a file), it's always been about choosing a
> location to save files. For example choosing where to put the browsers
> cache, or which should be the default download directory.
> Is that the use case? If so, it doesn't seem like <input type=file> is
> even close to what you want.

One other use case I know of is Transmission. It allows selecting of a  
folder it keeps track of for new torrent files. When new torrent files are  
added it starts the download process for them. I could imagine something  
similar being useful for an image sharing site such as Flickr. (This use  
case does not really fit on top of <input type="file"> however.)

Anne van Kesteren

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