[whatwg] Forms feedback
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 27 18:48:02 PDT 2010
On Tue, 6 Apr 2010, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> The proposal is to mandate that <input type=search> expose some sort of
> "clear" widget in itself, which fires an appropriate event when the user
> activates it.
It already does -- the event is "input" and in the case you describe, it
would fire with value == "".
> [<input type=directory> vs <input type=file multiple>]
> The advantages are precisely what was listed in the email - a proper
> directory uploader with path information for the files (either baked
> into the filename or available separately) allows you to:
> 1. Easily accept multiple files with the same name, as long as they're
> in different directories (this restriction is already enforced in all
> major OSes)
> 2. Maintain the directory structure the user uploaded, for example a
> pictures directory with folders for "vacation" and "wedding" photos
> 3. Expose the most appropriate UI to the user - in most file selection
> dialogs you are *unable* to select a folder itself. In the few that
> allow it, it is often difficult to discover the functionality. OSes
> do provide a proper directory picker, though, which is much more clear
> about what it does.
It seems like it should be up to the user whether to be able to select a
directory or not. We could maintain the relative path information easily
(just include the paths under C:\FAKEPATH\).
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