[whatwg] Make files attribute of the input element writable
thakis at chromium.org
Tue May 22 16:48:28 PDT 2012
Proposed Firefox patch https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=757664
On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
> Proposed WebKit patch https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87154. We'd
> really like to hear if Hixie and/or other browser vendors have reservations
> on making this change, otherwise, we'll commit this soon.
> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:41 AM, Nico Weber <thakis at chromium.org> wrote:
>> The files attribute of the input element is currently marked readonly
>> , to protect from `myInput.files = "/etc/passwd"; myForm.submit()`.
>> Since its type is now FileList and not string, that's no longer
>> Making the attribute writable would allow setting the files property
>> of an input element to dataTransfer.files from a drop handler. For
>> example, I would like to use this to create a larger drop-target for a
>> file input. Here's one request for this functionality:
>> Can the readonly restriction be removed from the spec?
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