[whatwg] Intent of the FileSystem API

Tatham Oddie tatham at oddie.com.au
Tue Mar 1 17:31:55 PST 2011


That's an XP path you've provided.

On Vista or 7 it'd be:

	C:\Users\tatham.oddie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Storage

Microsoft explicitly did work in Vista to reduce the lengths of those base paths.

Now, the Google component of the path is actually the longer part.

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-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Glenn Maynard
Sent: Monday, 28 February 2011 4:39 PM
To: Eric Uhrhane
Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Intent of the FileSystem API

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM, Eric Uhrhane <ericu at google.com> wrote:

> Our current implementation on Windows uses the standard API calls that 
> limit paths to 256 characters long.  If your profile directory is 
> deeply nested [e.g. because you have a really long username], code

Worse, the profile directory is deeply nested all by itself--it looks like the typical location for this data would be something like:

C:\Documents and Settings\Glenn\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Storage

That's past 100 characters already.

Glenn Maynard

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