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File Upload W3C Working Draft

The W3C silently published a new draft last week. File Upload specifies an API to upload one or more files from the client. It is intended to add XMLHttpRequest integration as well.

A much needed standard as the current file select control in the input element requires some hacking to produce a useable solution for clients to upload more than one file. Also the limitation of selecting one file per file select control is annoying. I also hope the File Upload standard will include support upload of folders (and sub-folders). Imagine a one-click upload of your entire photo collection to Flickr. Without installing software or using active-x.


Written on 24 October 2006.
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