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Re: [whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:22:53 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78j_tzgmWqwdWD0VwJaPg-mxnYU1C1d2njHZ7Rd8GFeYDg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matthew Kaufman <matthew@matthew.at>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Matthew Kaufman <matthew@matthew.at> wrote:
> This sounds like a great opening for a discussion about the pros and cons of
> doing such a thing. But until such a discussion has happened, isn't it a
> little premature to worry about the URL details?

Those are not details. What has been proposed thus far is a pretty
major change architecturally. It seems very important to go through
that exercise.

> I'd start with things like "what is the fallback when using a browser behind
> an enterprise firewall that blocks all zip files?" and "what potential
> security vulnerabilities do we create by having the browser download a zip
> file and parse the contents?" and maybe "how does this influence the design
> of memory-constrained browsers?"

I recommend providing concrete feedback.

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