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[whatwg] ArrayBuffer and the structured clone algorithm

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:10:18 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1101312309210.26730@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 7 Jan 2011, David Flanagan wrote:
> The structured clone algorithm currently allows ImageData and Blob 
> objects to be cloned but doesn't mention ArrayBuffer.  Is this 
> intentional?  I assume there are no security issues involved, since one 
> could copy the bytes of an ArrayBuffer into either a Blob or an 
> ImageData object in order to clone them.

It's intentional in that I'm waiting for ArrayBuffer to be more stable 
before I add it throughout the spec. (Same with CORS and the various 
places that might support cross-origin communication, e.g. Web Workers, 
Server-Sent Events, <img>+<canvas>, etc.)

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