The FileSender project made a decision some years ago to use HTML5 FileAPI functionality to support file uploads of any size. Although only supported by FireFox at that time we were confident that the rest of the browser vendors would catch up and Google’s Chrome did so pretty fast. Intenet Explorer and Safari users unfortunately had to wait and could either switch browser when using FileSender, or saw their uploads limited in size to 2 Gigabytes. But now the wait appears to be over.
Safari 6.0.1 on Mountain Lion supports HTML5 uploads and has been tested with a 100GB upload:
Testing of the Internet Explorer 10 preview on Windows7 also looks positive, with 25 GB uploads working like a charm.
It will take a while before the new Internet Explorer and Safari versions will have filtered through to all relevant users. Even so, we think it’s great news the browsers used by the vast majority of people in our community -Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE- now support uploads without size limitations. Thank you open standards, thank you HTML5 FileAPI.