Every week or two, somebody asks how to do a File Upload Progress Meter on the PHP-General mailing list...
Why the BROWSER doesn't provide this feature everybody wants is beyond
Surely the browser has some clue how many bytes are uploaded and how
big the file was.
How tricky could it be for Firefox/IE to poke those values into a
couple variables somewhere?
Instead we have a zillion JS hacks by developers generating tons of
traffic back-n-forth to the server to ask it how many bytes it has
received so far...
In fact, why don't the browsers provide a NICE file upload progress meter in the first place, so web designers don't feel the need to re-invent the wheel?
This certainly would be way more useful than half the crap the browser wars have introduced in the past half decade that we've been needing this feature!