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Re: createBlobURL

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:15:53 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=-yD4c5sj-eUtCSjdaOzr1BxBZRNpY7ndnq1PH@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Adam Barth <abarth@gmail.com>, Darin Fisher <darin@google.com>
On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:32:35 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>> What would the revoking API look like? Or are you saying that there
>> would be no way to get a string representation of the URL and instead
>> things like img.src should accept URL objects in addition to strings?
> I am not sure what the use case for revoking is, but that method can move to
> the URL object itself I suppose. (I would not want to modify everything to
> also accept URL objects by the way.)

Without revoking the UA has to keep around the URL-string -> resource
mapping for the lifetime of the page. Which in the world of web apps
can be a very long time. Even worse, in the case of dynamically
created blobs (blobbuilder, canvas.toFile/toBlob/getAsFile whatever
we'll call it), the resource has to stay around at least on the users
file system for the lifetime of the page.

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 18 October 2010 18:16:52 UTC

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