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Web storage is a solidly supported part of HTML5. But
it's not the only way to access information. Several new
standards are creeping onto the field for different types
of storage-related tasks. One example is a standard
called the File API, which technically isn't a part of
HTML5, but has good support across modern browsers
(except IE).
Based on its rather vague name, you might expect that
the File API is a sweeping standard for reading and writ-
ing files on a web browser's hard drive. However, it's not
that ambitious or powerful. Instead, the File API gives a
way for a visitor to pick a file from his hard drive, and
hand it directly to the JavaScript code that's running on
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