[webkit-dev] drag'n'drop file uploads

Philip Orr philip_orr at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 22 13:45:30 PDT 2009

> > Does anyone have any pointers on drag and drop files from the finder  
> > directly into a web page or section of a web page. I've got examples  
> > in Firefox for this but sadly lacking in WebKit knowledge.
> Maybe if you pointed to the examples “in Firefox” we could get a  
> better idea of what you’re talking about. If they are based on web  
> standards and don’t depend on Firefox-specific features, then there’s  
> a good chance they can be made to work in WebKit-based browsers as  
> well. Perhaps there are bugs getting in the way.
>      -- Darin

Unfortunately the Firefox version uses the XPConnect bridge to get permissions handling and the XPCOM for the low level stuff.

Here is a link to the source:


I'm looking to create web applications in HTML5 and CSS3.0 that allow a user to drag either individual files or a folder of files into the application and are then manipulated and stored with reference to the actual files in the database. Once completed all files are then fired off to the server to final composition.

I remember looking into this a while ago and finally gave up, only now we actually could really do with the ease of use and was hoping the Webkit nightly builds could have helped to provide the goods.


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