W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > November 2008

[whatwg] JSON support for worker postMessage

From: Aaron Boodman <aa@google.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:05:27 -0800
Message-ID: <278fd46c0811172005m7bf313cfycef661488ace4fcd@mail.gmail.com>
+1, because I think it will be useful to pass other things to workers
that JSON cannot represent (blobs) in the future.

- a

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 8:03 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Ben just wrote up a patch to support JSON objects as well as primitive
> values (0, null, false, etc) to be passed to and from workers using
> postMessage.
>
> Wanted to see what the reactions to this was. Is it a good idea or not?
>
> I seem to recall this coming up in the past in the original feedback about
> what features people wanted.
>
> The technical details are as follows:
> Any of the following values are passed by value as-is:
> * strings
> * numbers
> * booleans
> * undefined
> * null
>
> Anything else is passed to JSON.stringify (defined by Ecmascript drafts
> here[1]). If calling JSON.stringify throws the same error will be thrown by
> the function. Otherwise the message event fired on the other 'side' will
> contain the result of JSON.parse.
>
> / Jonas
>
Received on Monday, 17 November 2008 20:05:27 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:59:07 UTC