[whatwg] File Upload Progress Event (Upload Progress)

Shiv Kumar skumar at exposureroom.com
Mon Sep 20 19:14:18 PDT 2010

If the spec lays out what the UA should show then each vendor is free to design their own UI for it. The important part is consistent information.

What happens when the specs don't go far enough is that browser vendors do their thing and then you get inconsistent information and then web developers are left with having to implement their own anyway so as to be able to provide their application users with consistent information. At this stage in the game (non browser) upload progress indicators list the information I listed earlier. So if all browsers showed this information then web developers don't have to implement their own.

At the same time, it's important to allow for this (the ability to roll your own progress indicator) in as simple a way as possible, I feel.


-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Roger Hågensen
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 7:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] File Upload Progress Event (Upload Progress)

  On 2010-09-21 00:59, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> 21.09.10 Roger Hågensen<rescator at emsai.net>:
>> Well! There is nothing preventing the specs from providing a minimum
>> UI guideline that should be followed by UAs.
> UAs compete on interface, too. As long as the standards are open and
> consistent, why should implementations be constrained more than
> absolutely necessary? Keep in mind that HTML is already one of the most
> important file formats and may be for decades to come.
> I recommend filing bugs with UAs to get this deficiencies cleared up.

Please not my wording. "should", in that UAs "should" follow the guideline.
I think Google Chrome's upload progress bar is a perfect example of what 
a baseline guideline is of how browsers "should" implement it.
Now if browsers add a more evolved upload progress then that is awesome 

Roger "Rescator" Hågensen.
Freelancer - http://EmSai.net/

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