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Journal: A browse button to find files is old school app behavior

Journal by mozkill

It occured to me recently that when building webpages which have file upload functionality, such as image upload features, developers always default to using a button to browse and find files on the users filesystem. In a world where operating systems have operated for 20 years on simple drag and drop copying from one window to another, why is it that web browser developers refuse to catch up with the rest of the world? I think it only makes logical sense that a person should be able to do a multi-file upload by simply dragging files into the web browser area. Seems like we should have made much for progress for internet users in the last 20 years than we have. I declare, "it is time to move forward".

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