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Re: createBlobURL

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:00:32 +0200
To: "Arun Ranganathan" <arun@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "Arthur Barstow" <art.barstow@nokia.com>, "Adam Barth" <abarth@gmail.com>, "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Message-ID: <op.vkr1a6fx64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:45:04 +0200, Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>  
>   On 10/18/10 10:14 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> we design it in a generic way so that it also works for Stream objects?
> This would be a good idea; this was noted as part of the issues [1].
> Is your suggestion to have a generic method (with a better name) that  
> takes Streams or Blobs as arguments?  Do you have a suggestion for  
> signature or method name?

I did not come further than createURL or createURLFromObject. However, if  
we get URL objects (or maybe WebURL to prevent clashes) tying it to that  
makes a lot of sense to me.

>> Otherwise we will get createStreamURL as well which seems kind of  
>> unnecessary. Maybe even better, can we somehow converge this with the  
>> URL specification Adam Barth was working on? So you can do new  
>> URL(Blob) rather than having more methods on Window?
> OK, that's engineering for maximum use cases, but not a bad idea on the  
> whole.  However last I checked, the URL API was a proposal as a Google  
> doc[2].  Does it live somewhere more permanent?

No, not yet, but I suspect it would not be a problem for Adam to make this  
into a Working Draft.

> Implementations are already in circulation that have *.createBlobURL  
> which leads me to:
>> Also, is there some kind of implementation summary available regarding  
>> the File API specifications? With what is shipping prefixed and what is  
>> shipping without a prefix? We are interested in supporting this too in  
>> the distant future.
> No, but there should be.   I think it's Firefox nightlies and Chromium  
> nightlies for now.  Firefox isn't using a prefix on the method.

I would prefer it if createBlobURL and co were prefixed. Everything else  
is probably stable enough.

> -- A*
> [1]  
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2010OctDec/0083.html
> [2]  
> https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1r_VTFKApVOaNIkocrg0z-t7lZgzisTuGTXkdzAk4gLU&hl=en&pli=1#

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 18 October 2010 15:01:14 UTC

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