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Discussion on: Google Chrome enables file system API ... Super Cool 😁

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

The 'upload' issue is actually a non-issue even without the FS API. You can (on a vast majority of modern browsers) pull off a 'fake' upload in any number of ways that works just fine without hitting the remote server.

Downloads are the big issue, because the current behavior of web browsers does not allow for apps to hint the browser that links should use 'Save As' behavior (but, FWIW, downloads don’t actually need to hit the server either, you can use either a Data URI (if the file is small enough) or the Blob API to generate a 'donwload' client side).

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Mihail Malo

There's at least (or for older browsers, it actually took me longer to figure out "uploading" files locally than saving files.