File api

Mikko Levanto mikko.levanto at iki.fi
Wed Aug 27 16:17:47 UTC 2014


Hello !

One feature is either missing or poorly defined in web browsers: local files.
Javascript applications should be able to read and write local files.
However,
they should not be able to damage user's file space, nor spy it.

The security requirements are similar those of file upload and download
facilities, so it would be reasonable to have similar (from user's point of
view) interfaces for file input and output for javascript applications.
The HTML/Javascript api should give an event with an opened file.

Security requires that applications cannot access user's files by name.

I'm going to develope an application where reading and writing files is
essential, preferable with a browser that is also safe for other use.

Mikko






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