[whatwg] input type=upload (not just files) proposal
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Aug 6 12:10:12 PDT 2010
On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Eitan Adler wrote:
> A lot of websites let you upload either from a file on your hard drive
> or from a link on the web. Most of the time this is done by having two
> different inputs: One for a file and the other for a URL.
> If there were some type of input like "upload' which will allow for
> any complete input.
> Something like
> It would then be the server's job to fetch the file unless the user
> passed it a file:// scheme it which case the file would be provided by
> the UI.
As far as I can tell nothing stops a browser from doing this today with
<input type=file>. Indeed, on Windows it's probably already supported
since the default Open File dialog supports URLs.
On Wed, 9 Jun 2010, Rob Evans wrote:
> I think an interesting addition to the input type=upload would be a
> script-accessible progress value. Either as a percentage, or probably
> more useful two values, one being the size of the upload and the other
> being current bytes sent.
I think it might make sense to expose file upload progress on a <form>
to a same-origin server. It would be interesting to see how the equivalent
feature in XMLHttpRequest is received before we add this, though.
I've made a note of it.
> Also whilst we're on the subject, how about allowing multiple files to
> be selected from a single input element?
This is in the spec now.
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