Uploader requirements

Eli Cochran eli at media.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 28 16:21:17 UTC 2008

Assuming that someone uses our markup, there really is only one  
required selector and that is the container.

That said, this is a complex component.

Looking at it from another direction, it is three components: an  
Uploader, a Progressor, and a Scrolling widget. Plus, we're also  
trying to support a couple of different use cases which have different  
behaviors: inline and dialog.

Our goal in building it is to expose pretty much every element with a  
selector so that a developer can use as diverse a markup as possible.  
But it does make for a very dense API.

The API will feel more simplified in Uploader2 by the way we're  
breaking things up. Uploader will feel like a collection of pieces-- 
making it much easier to customize just one part of the whole.

But I'd love to look at simplifying it further, and as soon as we have  
Uploader2 in good shape, it might be worth thinking of ways to  
simplifying it with out sacrificing the user experience.

- Eli

P.S. I see one selector that we're not using anymore: "osModifierKey".  
And Pause may or may not be going away. And we added one:  
stateDisplay: "div:first". I'll stop now.

On Oct 28, 2008, at 7:41 AM, Jacob Farber wrote:

> Hi Colin & Eli,
> Currently, the existing Uploader API docs list 25 different  
> selectors that are required. I'm not sure if this holds true for  
> Uploader 2, but if it does is there any way we could isolate what is  
> absolutely required (e.g. a browse and  upload button) versus whats  
> just nice to have (e.g. txtTotalFiles and txtTotalBytes), and if you  
> don't include the niceties you simply don't get them? This way,  
> people could build different levels of uploader functionality and  
> experiences, as opposed to a single elaborate one.
> Just a thought.
> Jacob
> -- 
> Jacob Farber
> University of Toronto - ATRC
> Tel: (416) 946-3002
> www.fluidproject.org

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Eli Cochran
user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley

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