> -----Original Message----- > From: mike [mailto:mike...@gmail.com] > Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 12:59 PM > To: Boyd, Todd M. > Cc: PHP General list > Subject: Re: [PHP] upload progress (was www.soongy.com) > > On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Boyd, Todd M. <tmbo...@ccis.edu> wrote: > > > Gears will allow you to do a lot of things. So will site-proprietary > Firefox extensions that go well outside the realm of basic client- > server interaction via webpages. I was under the impression that Gears > requires a local installation of their client library in order to work. > > > > I don't think "download this new extension so you can upload files to > our site" is going to go over so well. > > Of course not, but > > a) browsers don't have it built-in, yet (I was working on trying to > make a "standard" that I could pitch to browser creators) > b) how do you think the flash or java applets got there anyway? :) > > Have a standard upload form. Tell people if they want more advanced > multi-file support, progress support, etc, etc, install Gears as well. > > To me, Gears should be something just like Flash and Java... and I > think is lighter-weight and allows for extending browser capabilities > across nearly every platform without learning new languages.