[whatwg] input type=upload (not just files) proposal

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Tue Jun 8 07:45:22 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Simpson, Grant Leyton
<glsimpso at indiana.edu> wrote:
> Are you wanting the user to manually enter the filename, including the file:// scheme? If not, are you envisioning the file dialog box to provide a choice between selecting local files and entering an http/ftp url?
> On Jun 8, 2010, at 10:32 AM, Eitan Adler wrote:
>> 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.

I imagine this would be a UI decision - not one made by the spec.
However I, with very limited experience in UI creation, am envisioning
a dialog box as you mention.
Another option would be to have buttons to the side of the textbox one
that has a web icon and another that has a folder icon.

Eitan Adler

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