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From Martin Cooper <mfncoo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [FileUpload] new user, querying functionality? commons-fileupload
Date Thu, 26 Aug 2004 20:46:39 GMT
On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 16:08:35 -0400, Tim Reilly
<tim.reilly@consultant.com> wrote:
> David,
> 
> I know it doesn't help you currently, but I've been awaiting the SVG 1.2
> specification (due for possible final status in the beginning of 2005.) The
> spec has interfaces for sockets and file dialogs. My reading of the
> specification gives me the impression that the all the functionality of the
> Infomentum applet is possible in an SVG 1.2 Widget; plus SVG touts
> accessibility advantages (although personally I've never tested svg with
> screen readers.) Just something on the horizon. In fact, a "multiple"
> attribute may be something to suggest to svg@w3 mailing list.
> --
> The infomentum applet is referenced here as well,
>  http://www.servlets.com/cos/faq.html
> there is no dependency to M$. It's just that Infomentum only provided M$ and
> Coldfusion sample files. Should email them and get on them to do more
> update-to-date examples (j2ee, asp-dot net, php)
> --
> Why not make a proposal on commons-dev mailing list to add the functionality
> of the infomentum applet as a /contrib optional/additional piece of
> [FileUpload]? We would need to see about a code signing certificate. Then
> you could contribute back, and possible get some help with it. Can or would
> applets be able satisfy your accessibility requirements - though? The best
> control I've seen is the MSN communities file/tree ocx (unfortunately its
> not available for use on MSDN or anywhere that I know of.)
> --
> My guess is that you currently have script to add an additional input
> type=file as needed. For accessibility you probably need a noscript section
> that allows the user to request the same "add another file" server-side.
> --
> I don't know why the rfc didn't go with a multiple attribute - such as the
> multiple attribute of the SELECT element, but oh well.

Don't blame the RFC. It specifically allows for the uploading of
multiple files in one go. It's just that most browsers don't support
that functionality. (I think Opera does, but I'm not certain.)

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Martin Cooper


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