[TYPO3-core] Remove flash uploader in TYPO3 4x?

Roberto Presedo rpresedo.typo3 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 00:20:05 CET 2012

Hi all,

IMO, we can take our time before removing or even deprecating Flash.
There is no such hurry. After reading all posts on this topic, it is
clear that today, both solutions have pros and cons. And even if I'm
more attracted by the use of new technologies such as HTML5 in TYPO3,
it is clear that many users will take a few years before using tools
that take full advantage of HTML5.

So WHY DO WE HAVE TO CHOOSE between Flash and HTML5 ? Do we really
have to remove Flash upload to implement the HTML5 support ? If we
remove Flash to replace it by HTML5, it's not because it's
incompatible, but just because "we", as dev, do not like it. But we'd
make a mistake if we don't think about the users, our clients.

We are good enough to add HTML5 multi-upload support without removing
Flash. At least for the next versions of TYPO3 ? By default, if the
user uses a modern browser, the HTML5 uploader will be provided. If
not, the flash is used… And of course, this option can be disabled if
the users doesn't need or want it.

It took a long time to forget IE6 (and some of us are still dealing
with it - it's not a choice, it's having a business with a client).
IE7, 8 and 9 will still be our client's tools for a long time... We'll
sadly have to deal with it.


2012/2/26 Christian Welzel <gawain at camlann.de>
> Am 26.02.2012 19:32, schrieb Philipp Gampe:
> > Use FTP, or alike.
> Have you ever tried to explain FTP to the average Windows user?
> They send you printed and scanned screenshots in pdf format if you
> ask them to send you a screenshot in jpg (i had that lately). And now
> explain them, that they need a second program to upload there images to
> some directory on the server, and then to switch to typo3 and include
> that image... they will never understand that.
> > If it would work, it would be nice, but we are talking here about a solution
> > which does not work flawlessly and which is only required by really few user
> > and which can be replaced easily be an external solution.
> Really? Do a survey on t.german and t.english. Ask the people who need
> and use that feature. I'm sure, you really overestimate the number of
> people, who don't use it.
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