Re: "Packing on the Web" -- performance use cases / implications

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Martin Thomson <>

> On 21 January 2015 at 10:28, Ilya Grigorik <> wrote:
> > Can you elaborate on what the missing components are?
> The ability to take a meta-resource and treat it as a single unit.
> Packaging, basically.

I believe this is still satisfied. The browser (and/or any other tool)
fetches a single resource, which in turn triggers some cascade of
background actions that fetch necessary subresources.

Perhaps we just need a different name to describe this.. In effect, we're
describing something like NPM's package.json [1] or Ruby's gemspec [2].
Except, I'm not even sure we need to define a new format for this, since an
HTML page linked via <link rel=import> can deliver everything we need.



Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 18:55:27 UTC