[whatwg] HTML5 Offline web applications & file upload

Charles McCathieNevile chaals at opera.com
Fri May 14 06:22:30 PDT 2010

On Fri, 14 May 2010 12:19:32 +0200, Jeremy Orlow <jorlow at chromium.org>  

> There's a bunch of work currently happening on public-webapps and
> public-device-apis @w3.org to enable many offline use cases like this.   
> The most closely related specs are probably the FileSystem API and/or
> the LocalStorage/IndexedDB APIs + FileReader.
> Unfortunately these use cases are not very well supported in browser  
> quite yet.  (No one is shipping FileSystem or
> LocalStorage+StructuredClone or FileReader+StructuredClone as far as
> I know.)

We (Opera) have been shipping a filesystem API since 10.10, although it is  
only enabled for widgets and Opera Unite applications at the moment.



> J
> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Alexandre Thiel  
> <thiel.alexandre at gmail.com
>> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was wondering if HTML5 Offline mode and file upload can work together  
>> ?
>> I can't find any reference in the online draft which covers only server
>> resource caching.
>> Let's imagine you're writing some kind of data editor that works in  
>> offline
>> mode, can you ask the user to select a file to import from his  
>> filesystem
>> that can be processed with javascript or directly transfered to the
>> localStorage while being offline ?
>> Alexandre

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