[whatwg] creating a new file via the File API

Bronislav Klučka Bronislav.Klucka at bauglir.com
Mon Dec 19 14:39:17 PST 2011

On 19.12.2011 23:15, Eric U wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Bronislav Klučka
> <Bronislav.Klucka at bauglir.com>  wrote:
>> On 19.12.2011 17:05, Glenn Maynard wrote:
>>> 2011/12/19 Bronislav Klučka<Bronislav.Klucka at bauglir.com>:
>>>> I agree, additional API for this would be better
>>>> FileSaver is not exactly all you would need, because FileSaver is already
>>>> implemented e.g. in Chrome
>>>> to save file to browser file system (requestFileSystem).
>>> requestFileSystem is not FileSaver.
>> hi,
>> I know, that was not what I was saying, it's an API to store data in File.
>> The point is, that you can get File from FileSystem API as well,
>> FileSaver API is already implemented and that did not solve anything.
> The FileSaver object has not been implemented by any browser that I know of.
> The FileSystem API has been implemented by Chrome.
> It does not address this use case.
>> FileSaver API is insufficient to solve this issue, what we need is file
>> entry that actually represent exactly that file on
>> user's disk, not in some pseudo file system.
> The FileSystem API does in fact let you create a FileEntry that
> represents exactly a file on disk.  That doesn't seem to be what you
> want, though; I believe you actually want FileSaver, which may be
> implemented some day, but hasn't been yet.
> The conversation about it isn't moving very quickly, but it's not
> dead.  It just hasn't been a high priority for anyone yet.
>> B.
well we can argue for the next few days :)
this is already implemented.... for FileSystem API

The point is, that we have no method how to create File/FileEntry/Blob 
representing regular file on regular file system.


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