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Re: [FileAPI] Remove readAsBinaryString?

From: Arun Ranganathan <aranganathan@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:42:28 -0800 (PST)
To: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Cc: Feras Moussa <ferasm@microsoft.com>, "Web Applications Working Group WG (public-webapps@w3.org)" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <637569364.80627.1324024948268.JavaMail.root@zimbra1.shared.sjc1.mozilla.com>
I'm happy to remove this from the specification.  Right now this is marked as deprecated, which I suppose isn't strong enough discouragement?  :)

----- Original Message -----
> Another topic that came up at TPAC was readAsBinaryString [1]. This
> method
> predates support for typed arrays in the FileAPI and allows binary
> data
> to be read and stored in a string. This is an inefficient way to store
> data now that we have ArrayBuffer and we'd like to not support this
> method.
> 
> At TPAC I proposed that we remove readAsBinaryString from the spec and
> there was some support for this idea. I'd like to propose that we
> change
> the spec to remove this.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Adrian.
> 
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileAPI/#readAsBinaryString
Received on Friday, 16 December 2011 08:42:57 GMT

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