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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: FileTransfer vs XHR2 - Should we keep improving FileTransfer?
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:15:37 GMT
Seems like the FileTransfer API is a good candidate for the first of our
old APIs to get a revamp in 2.x.

There are _tons_ of issues around this API in JIRA.

Step one: write tests.

On 7/26/12 10:51 AM, "Brian LeRoux" <> wrote:

>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
>> 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
>> >> 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
>> >> First Ticket just to have it deprecated.
>> >>
>> >> Thoughts?
>> >>
>> >> Joe

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