W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webapps@w3.org > January to March 2010

Re: Steps to creating a browser standard for the moz-icon:// scheme

From: イアンフェッティ <ifette@google.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:04:21 -0800
Message-ID: <bbeaa26f1001282204o2104debayf2c2386acd55a993@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Pierre-Antoine LaFayette <pierre.lafayette@gmail.com>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Noel Gordon <noel@google.com>
2010/1/28 Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

>
> On Jan 28, 2010, at 8:39 PM, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) wrote:
>
> It's interesting to note that on most modern OSes (Mac OS X, Vista, Win 7
> ...) the OS actually does create a pre-computed high quality icon for many
> files, e.g. images, PDF, Word, Photoshop, .... It is almost free to get this
> from the OS, and the OS also has 3 default sizes for it. It would be great
> to provide access to this if you have a File handle to it.
>
>
> Mac OS X has 5 default sizes and can reasonably efficiently interpolate
> sizes in between. On the other hand, iPhone OS doesn't have any file icons,
> or even a really user-visible concept of files. So I'm not sure we can make
> too many assumptions about what will hold across platforms.
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
>
Sure - there are some platforms where it may not be available (including
perhaps winxp?). But it's an interesting idea to expose these if they are
available, and if they're not available, then fall back to some default.


>
> -Ian
>
> 2010/1/28 Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
>
>> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 6:24 AM, Pierre-Antoine LaFayette
>> <pierre.lafayette@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Adam, could you provide your thoughts on using about:icon?
>>
>> I'd prefer not to use about:icon, but I don't think it matters much.
>> Currently, the only URL in the about scheme that's accessible to web
>> content is about:blank.  I believe Internet Explorer has a "res"
>> scheme that might be more appropriate.  That's a general way to refer
>> to browser-provided resources with URLs.  Perhaps
>> res:icon?ext=html&size=32
>>
>> At a higher level, we could bikeshed about the name forever.  You
>> should pick whatever you think is most aesthetic since you're driving
>> the process.
>>
>> Adam
>>
>>
>
>
Received on Friday, 29 January 2010 06:04:50 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:49:36 GMT