Ship directory picking and directory drag and drop




4 years ago
13 days ago


(Reporter: jwatt, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug, 4 keywords)

dev-doc-needed, DevAdvocacy, feature, meta
Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
qe-verify +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox42 affected)


(Whiteboard: [DevRel:P2], URL)



4 years ago
Bug 1164310 implemented MS's proposal to support directory picking and directory drag and drop. The "Unofficial Draft" spec is very much a work in progress though and subject to change. Currently our implementation is behind the dom.input.dirpicker pref (enabled only in Nightly). This bug will track any issues that need to be resolved before the pref can be flipped to true for release.


4 years ago
Depends on: 1164310, 1188818


4 years ago
Depends on: 907707

Comment 1

4 years ago
We should consider pushing for and implementing bug 1173320 too.
Depends on: 1173320


4 years ago
Depends on: 1186932


4 years ago
Depends on: 1201106
OS: Unspecified → All
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Keywords: dev-doc-needed

Comment 2

4 years ago
Do you have a demo page (with a server side) to test Directory Upload?

Comment 3

4 years ago
(In reply to Loic from comment #2)
> Do you have a demo page (with a server side) to test Directory Upload? give this links
Keywords: feature, meta
When a user selects a directory, are they aware of the potentially sensitive contents of the directory?  For example, if the user selects ~/.config , should the browser really send out all application configuration data?  What about ~/.ssh or ~/.gpg (i.e. the recent targets of the pdf.js vulnerability)?

uploading arbitrary files is risky.  recursively uploading entire directories seems far riskier.  There is no security analysis at .  Has anyone done one?
Daniel, that is being discussed in bug 907707.
Keywords: DevAdvocacy
webcompat issue related to this.
Duplicate of this bug: 1257179
Depends on: 1258694, 1263992
Depends on: 1264236
I think we'll want some manual testing before releasing this (after implementation is complete), so setting the qe-verify+ flag.

Test suggestions/scenarios are appreciated.
Flags: qe-verify+


3 years ago
Depends on: 1266531


3 years ago
No longer depends on: 1266531
Whiteboard: [DevRel:P2]
Depends on: 1274959
Flags: platform-rel?
platform-rel: --- → ?
Depends on: 1288677
Depends on: 1288681
Depends on: 1289255, 1289254
Depends on: 1288683
platform-rel: ? → ---
Duplicate of this bug: 1293949


2 years ago
Assignee: jwatt → nobody
We ran into this using Dropbox in the process of signing off Firefox 54 beta 13 build (users can't upload folders containing files, also reproducible in latest Nightly 55).

Is there any plan to fix this soon?
We shipped file/directory dnd last autumn, FF50 (bug 1288683).
There was one dropbox specific issue, bug 1293949 but that was fixed.
So sounds like there is possible a regression. 
There was recently bug 1369014, but that should be Nightly only.

So, please file a new bug.
Flags: needinfo?(bogdan.maris)
As of now, this bug is wontfix. We shipped different API,
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Hi Olli!

As per comment 11 , we have logged a new bug for this issue (bug 1371606).
Flags: needinfo?(bogdan.maris)
Component: DOM → DOM: Core & HTML
Product: Core → Core
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