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Re: [beacon] no limits, no retry, no batching, post only

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:06:57 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei_8cKCqiet-1C28Qp83eX_yVHvZG4NrY4nfWKe=O-+-CQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ilya Grigorik <igrigorik@google.com>
Cc: John Mellor <johnme@google.com>, Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>, Jatinder Mann <jmann@microsoft.com>, "public-web-perf@w3.org" <public-web-perf@w3.org>
On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Ilya Grigorik <igrigorik@google.com> wrote:
> That said, before we go too far down this path, I think we should first
> clarify whether there is agreement on dropping size and number of requests
> restrictions. I share Jonas's concern over large uploads interfering
> with/after page onunload.. That said, if someone wants/needs to do that,
> they'll probably still do it, except they'll invoke a sync XHR (or similar
> hack) and block onunload, just as they do today...

I would prefer to keep the size limits. However I could live with
removing them as long as there's a way to get information about if a
request failed due to size limits. Otherwise I'm worried that
developers will be reluctant to pick up the API if it poses too big
data-loss risks for them.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 3 December 2013 04:07:55 UTC

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