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RE: [FileAPI] Latest Revision of Editor's Draft

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 18:02:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>, Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0911051745400.22553@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 3 Nov 2009, Adrian Bateman wrote:
> > [filedata:]
> There is a limit on the size of data-uris in IE8 (32K I think). I expect 
> addressing this will be a higher priority than a new handler but I agree 
> that copying around large strings is problematic.

One of the main use cases Google has in mind here is local preview of 
images and videos. Given a 5MB image file, we're talking about a 6MB URL. 
With a 1GB video, we're talking about a 1.3GB URL. Even if the 6MB URL is 

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