Finally started on the uploader

Clark, Colin cclark at
Thu Nov 4 16:33:55 UTC 2010

Hi Mike,

(I'm cc'ing fluid-work on this, since it's an interesting question and worth sharing with the community)

On 2010-11-04, at 12:01 PM, Lam, Mike wrote:

> At the top of the demo, you have the option of selecting single file upload or SWF multi-upload.  So there will be a 3rd toggle option for the HTML5 upload?  Or are we going to try and detect if the browser supports HTML5 and then show the appropriate mutliple upload?

I think we should automatically detect browsers that support HTML 5 and deliver them the awesome version. For browsers that don't support the File API and XHR Level 2 (primarily IE 6), we'll fall back to the Flash version and give them a manual control to degrade even further to a plain single-file Upload.

We should implement this using feature detection so that as new browsers are introduced they will automatically be supported.

Hope this helps,


Colin Clark
Lead Software Architect,
Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University

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