So what should you do if you decided to ditch SWFUpload and embrace HTML5 solution for ajax file upload? In honor of the releases of Firefox 3.6 (with File API), I decided to just that in the GFX Firefox promotion site. (sounds perfectly reasonable to use Fx-only technology on such site, right?) Firefox now gives us the bricks (File API, binary XHR, and File drag-drop), but to build a house it still takes some work. The Mozilla Hacks demo works great but to work with the existing site I need:
- To create a SWFUpload-like button that opens file selection dialog instead of HTML form file input.
- To send the file as a ordinary file upload form – no need to change php backend to handle raw post
- Send the file by jQuery.ajax, firing global callbacks
I came up with these methods to solve them: