[whatwg] input type=upload (not just files) proposal
ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Tue Jun 8 08:02:52 PDT 2010
On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 10:58 -0400, Mike Shaver wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Ashley Sheridan
> <ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 10:37 -0400, Simpson, Grant Leyton
> > 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 can see how this might work, but in theory it would be more
> difficult than it sounds. For example, passing an FTP uri
> would only work if that FTP server allowed anonymous access,
> as you wouldn't want to pass your own FTP access credentials
> to an unknown server.
> Or the UA could fetch the remote resource and then re-transfer it, as
> is sometimes an option on desktop mail clients when attaching a URL
> ("attach page" vs "attach link", or similar). Then it's just a UA
> issue, since the client can do that for any file input, and could even
> permit creating one from the clipboard.
Yes, and the rest of my email said that.
KIO slaves on KDE work just like that. It's not something that I think a
user agent can easily just add in, but something that needs to be
supported at the OS level.
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