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Re: Using ArrayBuffer as payload for binary data to/from Web Workers

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 18:54:35 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTinC6DSvg0U7ZuO6OS5S6E9S-sXFrsjc9ybwb5jB@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Marrin <cmarrin@apple.com>
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 6:05 PM, Chris Marrin <cmarrin@apple.com> wrote:

> Now that ArrayBuffer has made its way into XHR, I think it would be
> reasonable to somehow use this new object type as a way to pass data to and
> from Workers without copying. I've seen hints and thoughts about this here
> and there, but I've never seen a formal discussion. I'm not even sure if
> webapps is the place for this discussion, although it seems like a
> reasonable place. Please let me know if there is a better place.

ArrayBuffer is the most obvious use for zero-copy messaging, but I don't
think it should be limited to it...

Has there been discussion anywhere that I've missed?

Probably not the only one, but check the "WebWorkers and images" thread on

Glenn Maynard
Received on Monday, 7 March 2011 23:55:08 UTC

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