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Re: [whatwg] ImageBitmap feature requests

From: Justin Novosad <junov@google.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 16:01:00 -0400
Message-ID: <CABpaAqQE9BVUG00CsmzBwL2JLB+Rhe1a9m9AuL0YN1ReMoFSQA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>
Cc: "whatwg@whatwg.org" <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 11:02 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Sat, May 17, 2014 at 4:18 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>wrote:
>> Maybe we should have <img>.srcObject similar to what we're doing for
>> media elements. <img>.src can simply return about:imagebitmap or some
>> such. That way you can also assign a Blob to an <img> element without
>> having to do the weird createObjectURL() hack that might leak memory
>> if you're not careful.
> I like this approach, but I think it's simpler to continue to have
> HTMLImageElement.src reflect the "src" content attribute.
> I wonder what kind of broader effect it would have if image content can no
longer be uniquely identified or retrieved using a URL. In many places in
Blink/WebKit (and presumably other implementations as well) URLs are used
as keys and handles for image resources. All of that would have to be
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