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Re: Updates to FileAPI

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 19:12:11 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTinex17g3JNKXd9Uk5Fk0vhw8aPHZUSk4WfrhEzR@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com> wrote:
> I've bolstered the lifetime conformance language with this:
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileAPI/#lifeTime
> The only nagging doubt I have about this proposal is that the creation and
> revocation methods (static) are on window.URL, but the actual Blob object
> has an affiliated document, which upon cleanup flushes the URLs affiliated
> with it.

Related to object URL expiration, is there a mechanism to clone an
object URL?  In particular, I'm thinking of what happens if you pass
an object URL to a Web Worker thread or another window in the same
origin: it may want to be able to use that URL without it expiring due
to the original window going away.

I suppose this would simply mean dereferencing the object URL back to
a Blob (or File, or whatever its original Blob subclass was) in the
new context, and then if needed creating a new object URL from
it--though there doesn't seem to be a way to get a Blob back from an
object URL yet.

Glenn Maynard
Received on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 00:12:44 UTC

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