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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: Changes to File API
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2012 19:52:09 GMT
For the 1.5.0 release can we support <Entry>.toURI() and <Entry>.toURL()?
We'll mark toURI as deprecated and remove it in 1.6.0 or 1.7.0. What do you

As for the FileError codes. Grrrrr...why did they have to change them.

Simon Mac Donald

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Becky Gibson <>wrote:

> I was running the mobile-spec after Shaz completed and checked in the iOS
> name change (THANKS, Shaz!) and found that several file tests fail. The
> issue is the name change of the <Entry>.toURI() api to <Entry>.toURL().
> Checking on the W3C File API: Directories and Systems spec. this API was
> indeed renamed from the October, 2010, version of the spec that we
> implemented to the April and May, 2011 versions.   The FileError codes have
> also been reassigned - although that has not been updated in the unified-js
> implementation.
> Other than the API name change and FileError code reassignments, I don't
> see major changes in the specification.  However, this will certainly break
> existing apps and I question making that change.   I realize it has to be
> made sooner or later, but it might be best to wait for the api to be
> finalized.   If we are going to make this api change, then we should
> probably also make the FileError changes to be consistent.  And update the
> docs and make sure this is well documented.
> my two cents,
> -becky

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