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|niftylettuce||10:05||taxilian: hopefully you can help... so b/c of security you can't change file source on a <input type="file"> --- now I have a few options here, I can do some server side stuff, I can do some client side stuff, or Im thinking I can use an NPAPI mini plugin to achieve this -- do you have any thoughts? I want to emulate the drag and drop of a local file with a client side file created in the brows
er using FileEntry/File/Blob API's
|taxilian||10:05||niftylettuce: I dont' understand what you're trying to do|
|niftylettuce||10:05||taxilian: simulate local file upload in Gmail in Chrome
and then you can add like <div id="downloadElement" draggable="true">Drag Me</div> to the DOM
so when you drag it over the normal drag and drop Gmail area for attachments, it should upload it
but it doesnt work
so you obviously can't touch <input type="file"> since that is readonly
it's not a problem to use NPAPI plugin, I just don't know the steps needed to achieve that desired functionality with it
|taxilian||10:05||what do you mean by simulate local file upload?
you mean this isn't a local file upload but you want it to look like one?
what are you actually trying to accomplish?
|niftylettuce||10:05||I'm trying to create a file client-side in the browser in Gmail, then drag and drop it to the dropzone that Gmail already has
so I can upload client-side attachments in Gmail
vs. having to select from local computer
|taxilian||10:05||I don't know how you'd do that in a normal app, much less in a plugin
if it's possible it will involve lower level OS features; you'd need to somehow tap into the drag/drop functionality of the OS. Hypothetically if you can control what is being dragged it may work wherever you drop it; I have never dealt with drag/drop at that level
I can tell you it's almost certainly going to be completely different on any OS that you support
|niftylettuce||10:05||yeah, I was thinking of manipulating the FileList element, but that is readonly, however I don't think it is readonly for drag and drop client side
there _has_ to be a way!
|taxilian||10:05||you aren't going to be any ways to do it through NPAPI|
|niftylettuce||10:05||why is that?|
|jshanab||16:05||I wanted a mouse scroll input and found it was easy to add to pluginwindowwin.cpp http://pastebin.com/hXbjsuYR
However, it could confuse people unless we also manage mouse over focus because focus in windows follows click and not hover. So once I have clicked on my pluging display area the focus is on it and so the scrool zoomz, but the browser scroll appears broken until I click off the plugin.
|jshanab||16:05||I was thinking maybe this is why why it was not implemented :) ?
Oh, i did not know what to do with the fact that windows considers it a "Z" axis control, there is no dx and dy so I put the value in both
|taxilian||16:05||err, yeah, that's totally why. *ahem*
nothing to do with laziness
|jshanab||17:05||We will play with it some more here and see how it works out|
|Styles||20:05||What license is this under?|
|taxilian||20:05||it's dual licensed both LGPL and free bsd. pick whichever owrks best for you
or whichever works. works or owrks, however you prefer =]
|Styles||20:05||And from my understanding this is a framework to build cross browser plugins ?|
|taxilian||20:05||that is correct (note: plugins, not extensions)|
|Styles||20:05||And it supports ... pretty much everything?
Ah plugins, humm what is the main difference?
|taxilian||20:05||lol. it supports most things you can do with a browser plugin. http://npapi.com/extensions|
|Styles||20:05||Damn, yeah I need extensions
I hate to ask, does anyone know a open source extension system?
|taxilian||20:05||there is nothing that will work for all browsers
because they are all too different, particularly IE
|Styles||20:05||Dang, thanks guys|
|Styles||20:05||No problem guys
Thank you though, this is still a really cool find haha