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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: toDataURL “image/png” compression control

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 08:59:59 -0500
Message-ID: <CABirCh_=DApTR=COPiBodvEUeWJUnY9CXiHqBtYtdn_5RFhQDQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Noel Gordon <noel.gordon@gmail.com>
On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 1:32 AM, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com> wrote:

> This has been requested before. ie
>
http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/help-whatwg.org/2013-May/001209.html
> The conclusion was that this can be accomplished using JavaScript. There
> are JS libraries that can compress images and performance is very good
> these days.
>

This is a nonsensical conclusion.  People shouldn't have to pull in a PNG
compressor and deflate code when a PNG compression API already exists on
the platform.  This is an argument against adding toDataURL at all, which
is a decision that's already been made.

-- 
Glenn Maynard
Received on Thursday, 29 May 2014 14:00:29 UTC

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