File Handling provides a way for web applications to declare the ability to handle files with given MIME types and extensions. The web application will receive an event when the user intends to open a file with that web application.
Powerful web applications need to express their ability to read and edit files from the file system on the user’s device. Once a web application expresses this ability, it should be listed alongside native applications with similar abilities in host operating system surfaces, such as “Open with…” dialogs and context menus.
Status in Chromium
In developer trial (Behind a flag) (tracking bug) in:
- Chrome for desktop release 95
Consensus & Standardization
Intent to Prototype urlIntent to Prototype thread
Search tagsfiles, file handling, mime,
Last updated on 2021-06-05