[whatwg] New File attributes creationDate, modificationDate and size

Olli Pettay Olli.Pettay at helsinki.fi
Tue May 11 11:31:47 PDT 2010

On 5/11/10 11:43 AM, J Ross Nicoll wrote:
> Looking at http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-FileAPI-20091117/#dfn-file
Note, discussion about FileAPI should happen in WebApps WG mailing list.

> There doesn't appear to be anyway of retrieving creation date,
> modification date or size of the file.
You can get the size from Blob. And File extends Blob.


  Could I suggest adding attributes
> creationDate, modificationDate and size to provide this information?
> For a use case; we're working an a student coursework submission system,
> where they'll be able to drag and drop files. It would be useful to show
> the student details of the file they're uploading (for example,
> modification date is useful to confirm they're uploading the most recent
> version). We do actually see a fairly large number of mis-uploads with
> the existing upload system, and are hoping exposing more information
> during the upload (rather than once the file is received) will help.

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