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[whatwg] Canvas - toTempURL - A dangerous proposal

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 20:33:19 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0903271833h32d4915eqf99bc01aa2ca2ffe@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 7:55 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck at jumis.com> wrote:
> I asked myself the same question, a few minutes after posting my reply.
> At this point, I'm really not sure.
>
> My concern is that the string length for a URL may be limited,
> somewhere in the platform.
>
> If that's the case, a 1 meg data: url would overwhelm the
> mechanism leading to the handler.
>
> But as I've not tested the theory,
> I don't have a leg to stand on.

Depending on what you're targeting, that may be a valid concern.
Doesn't IE6 have a 1k limit on URLs?  This limits what you can pass
around with a GET request, for example.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 27 March 2009 18:33:19 GMT

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