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From Ken Wallis <>
Subject RE: FileTransfer vs XHR2 - Should we keep improving FileTransfer?
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:56:44 GMT
Sorry for a small hijack, but anyone know how I could get in touch with Alexis about potential
additions to those tables? ;)

Ken Wallis

Product Manager – BlackBerry WebWorks

Research In Motion

(905) 629-4746 x14369

From: [] on behalf of Brian LeRoux []
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: FileTransfer vs XHR2 - Should we keep improving FileTransfer?

It needs to stay for now; does no harm. Looks like xhr2 basically
On Jul 26, 2012 10:47 AM, "Filip Maj" <> wrote:

> As much as I would like to see it gone, it is a necessity at this point.
> How to upload binary files, for example? Need to make sure we cover our
> users' core use cases, binary upload being one of them.
> Agree with Jesse that would also need to see the viability of moving to
> xhr2 across our supported platforms.
> I am leaning towards keeping it around for now (maybe discussing a
> deprecation plan, and how to replace it with other structs), but would
> love to see it gone. What would we need to do to get rid of it long-term?
> On 7/26/12 10:17 AM, "Jesse MacFadyen" <> wrote:
> >I don't see polyfillin this as an easy feat.
> >How can we implement ArrayBuffer?
> >Also, without web workers, file transfers would block the ui thread,
> >or am I missing something?
> >I think we need to go a little further into the 'how' before we can
> >see if it makes sense.
> >
> >Personally I think there will always be a place for the FileTransfer
> >API as it is simple and dedicated.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >  Jesse
> >
> >
> >On 2012-07-26, at 9:42 AM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
> >
> >> Hey
> >>
> >> There are a lot of requests to improve file transfer to support
> >> multiple files, and have the same header format on upload and
> >> download.  I know that Andrew has been doing work on it, but I want to
> >> know if we should take on the multiple file ticket (CB-200), or if
> >> we're going to deprecate this and go with XHR2 for our File
> >> Upload/Download needs.  I'm assuming moving to XHR2 will require
> >> polyfilling it on Android 2.x, which is fine, but I kind of want to
> >> see some movement on this, since I don't want to give people this as a
> >> First Ticket just to have it deprecated.
> >>
> >> Thoughts?
> >>
> >> Joe

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