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Re: XMLHttpRequest progress events

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 19:12:58 +0200
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6h1q42tnot83i2aeh4e6leqk87gkaeb575@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>That's not 64-bit clean. In WebKit at least our network library can  
>support correctly reporting progress for files that are larger than  
>2^32-1. Seems like a bad idea to limit this with large media files  
>and large amounts of memory becoming more and more common. This  
>probably argues against using LSProgressEvent as-is. It's too bad  
>they used "unsigned long" (which is a 32-bit integer type in OMG IDL).

It rather seems like a bad idea to report progress of multi-gigabyte
downloads with byte-precision. DOM Level 3 Load and Save does not de-
fine that the attributes represent a number of octets.
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