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

Rob Evans rob at mtn-i.com
Wed Jun 9 05:22:43 PDT 2010

Forgive me if this has already been discussed... I cannot find it on the current working draft spec...

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.

Is this already in the spec somewhere? I can't find anything...

Also whilst we're on the subject, how about allowing multiple files to be selected from a single input element?

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Eitan Adler
Sent: 08 June 2010 17:10
To: Lachlan Hunt
Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org; Simpson, Grant Leyton
Subject: Re: [whatwg] input type=upload (not just files) proposal

> My understanding of the proposal is that given this particular control, the
> browser would provide an interface for either selecting a local file or
> entering a URL.  If a file is selected, the file is uploaded as normal,
> equivalent to <input type="file" name="foo">.
> Otherwise, if a URL is entered, the field is instead submitted as text,
> equivalent to <input type="url" name="foo">.
> The server would then determine whether the "foo" field that was submitted
> was a file upload or a text field value, and if it were a text field, then
> it would supposedly be treated as a URL that should then be fetched.
> Eitan, have I understood your proposal correctly?

Yes - exactly.

Eitan Adler

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