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Re: Steps to creating a browser standard for the moz-icon:// scheme

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 21:43:29 -0800
Cc: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Pierre-Antoine LaFayette <pierre.lafayette@gmail.com>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Noel Gordon <noel@google.com>
Message-id: <948B5FE5-912C-447E-A4F9-AF2EAC89B596@apple.com>
To: ifette@google.com

On Jan 28, 2010, at 8:39 PM, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) wrote:

> It's interesting to note that on most modern OSes (Mac OS X, Vista, Win 7 ...) the OS actually does create a pre-computed high quality icon for many files, e.g. images, PDF, Word, Photoshop, .... It is almost free to get this from the OS, and the OS also has 3 default sizes for it. It would be great to provide access to this if you have a File handle to it.

Mac OS X has 5 default sizes and can reasonably efficiently interpolate sizes in between. On the other hand, iPhone OS doesn't have any file icons, or even a really user-visible concept of files. So I'm not sure we can make too many assumptions about what will hold across platforms.


> -Ian
> 2010/1/28 Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 6:24 AM, Pierre-Antoine LaFayette
> <pierre.lafayette@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Adam, could you provide your thoughts on using about:icon?
> I'd prefer not to use about:icon, but I don't think it matters much.
> Currently, the only URL in the about scheme that's accessible to web
> content is about:blank.  I believe Internet Explorer has a "res"
> scheme that might be more appropriate.  That's a general way to refer
> to browser-provided resources with URLs.  Perhaps
> res:icon?ext=html&size=32
> At a higher level, we could bikeshed about the name forever.  You
> should pick whatever you think is most aesthetic since you're driving
> the process.
> Adam

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