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Re: [whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens

From: Matthew Kaufman <matthew@matthew.at>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:20:58 -0700
Message-Id: <7CC462A5-E52D-4C0F-AF5A-15B0E4156E12@matthew.at>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: Jake Archibald <jakearchibald@google.com>, Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth@ccs.neu.edu>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>, Andrea Marchesini <baku@mozilla.com>, Jason Orendorff <jorendorff@mozilla.com>, David Herman <dherman@mozilla.com>
On Aug 28, 2013, at 6:32 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:

> A couple of us have been toying around with the idea of making zip
> archives first-class citizens on the web. 

This sounds like a great opening for a discussion about the pros and cons of doing such a thing. But until such a discussion has happened, isn't it a little premature to worry about the URL details?

I'd start with things like "what is the fallback when using a browser behind an enterprise firewall that blocks all zip files?" and "what potential security vulnerabilities do we create by having the browser download a zip file and parse the contents?" and maybe "how does this influence the design of memory-constrained browsers?"

Matthew Kaufman

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