[whatwg] Make the files attribute of the input element writable

Mounir Lamouri mounir at lamouri.fr
Tue Jan 29 04:52:59 PST 2013

On 07/12/12 21:42, Victor Costan wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> On Wed, 5 Dec 2012, Victor Costan wrote:
>>> There was a thread on this mailing list discussing making it possible to
>>> set the file data behind an <input type="file"> element.
>>> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2012-May/thread.html#36140
>>> The thread seems to have died down due to insufficient applications for
>>> the proposal.
>> Actually the reason this thread hasn't gone anywhere is that there seems
>> to only be implementer interest from Chrome.
>> See: http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/New_Features_Awaiting_Implementation_Interest
> Thank you very much for explaining!
> I can file a bug against Firefox, and argue for it. I think I would
> have an easier time making an argument if I knew how the API should
> look like. Can you please give me a hint as to which variant you'd be
> more likely to agree with? Mutable FileLists vs a  way to put together
> a new FileList + writable files attribute on <input type="file">? File
> constructor taking a Blob + name vs having Blobs in a FileList?

There is already a bug for it:


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