Re: [hybi] design space draft

Jack Moffitt <jack@collecta.com> Mon, 28 June 2010 22:14 UTC

Return-Path: <metajack@gmail.com>
X-Original-To: hybi@core3.amsl.com
Delivered-To: hybi@core3.amsl.com
Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by core3.amsl.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id E321B3A67FA for <hybi@core3.amsl.com>; Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:14:16 -0700 (PDT)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at amsl.com
X-Spam-Flag: NO
X-Spam-Score: -0.629
X-Spam-Level:
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-0.629 tagged_above=-999 required=5 tests=[AWL=-0.141, BAYES_05=-1.11, FM_FORGED_GMAIL=0.622]
Received: from mail.ietf.org ([64.170.98.32]) by localhost (core3.amsl.com [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10024) with ESMTP id oPurOW7luWXL for <hybi@core3.amsl.com>; Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:14:15 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from mail-qw0-f44.google.com (mail-qw0-f44.google.com [209.85.216.44]) by core3.amsl.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id A1EE53A67CC for <hybi@ietf.org>; Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:14:15 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by qwe5 with SMTP id 5so1787142qwe.31 for <hybi@ietf.org>; Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:14:23 -0700 (PDT)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=gmail.com; s=gamma; h=domainkey-signature:mime-version:received:sender:received :in-reply-to:references:date:x-google-sender-auth:message-id:subject :from:to:cc:content-type:content-transfer-encoding; bh=vWl5YhOdNM6cHfi3rlNqlIXlZj962LLplsOytiPRF84=; b=G/NI3c8th4gfijIWgSOrwGAiAE06Qu1LM+v9GVb8w4djP3etdx+MaivleBpfFo9r8i czZ0Ud6sq1UrCF74e0Y6QRnUHg0CulBBN67fv5uAtGlkgz7M4AdauoQcazKQpSTphq4c gg51hG/vNaZS8NPSen+nTUgxCJ3rUANwplsG4=
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws; d=gmail.com; s=gamma; h=mime-version:sender:in-reply-to:references:date :x-google-sender-auth:message-id:subject:from:to:cc:content-type :content-transfer-encoding; b=TlGTtS9fMm9/Mi3uOGQZia4Udw8+OvqlIYenKPjEaZUtqxZJdmi+gLh9Uu2vHarnAq 2CFtU/HCqUzT2074KgAMf1gC29/NM8Xu72YpImNJ2vlQvTIP/k9O/GKXbgl37wafq1wL bv+p1knxGBDZEsT+PliBF+8z0/9zgLmHlPESw=
MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by 10.224.123.213 with SMTP id q21mr3858212qar.280.1277763263090; Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:14:23 -0700 (PDT)
Sender: metajack@gmail.com
Received: by 10.229.95.19 with HTTP; Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:14:23 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <4C291E66.4030704@mozilla.com>
References: <AANLkTinnJmYf3bXX2GnjlL-MjFAn3asv38jLrEHd1hC_@mail.gmail.com> <4C291E66.4030704@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:14:23 -0600
X-Google-Sender-Auth: 0VP2SBk2otok6PE7Y6rOF7iIx_U
Message-ID: <AANLkTina4hD4e0TBhlUqzfLdLo4zx6jok6dgJMg0vM2d@mail.gmail.com>
From: Jack Moffitt <jack@collecta.com>
To: Christopher Blizzard <blizzard@mozilla.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Cc: hybi@ietf.org
Subject: Re: [hybi] design space draft
X-BeenThere: hybi@ietf.org
X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.9
Precedence: list
List-Id: Server-Initiated HTTP <hybi.ietf.org>
List-Unsubscribe: <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/hybi>, <mailto:hybi-request@ietf.org?subject=unsubscribe>
List-Archive: <http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/hybi>
List-Post: <mailto:hybi@ietf.org>
List-Help: <mailto:hybi-request@ietf.org?subject=help>
List-Subscribe: <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/hybi>, <mailto:hybi-request@ietf.org?subject=subscribe>
X-List-Received-Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 22:14:17 -0000

>> * I expanded on the restrictions that browser-based clients have,
>> including for example the fact that JavaScript has no real ability for
>> working with binary as anything other than blobs.
>
> This is changing now.  We're starting to see browsers support binary data
> from the WebGL work and also starting to read in chunks of data from blobs
> via the File API and other interfaces.

I did some Googling for what the current state of the art was, but I
didn't find this. Can you point me to some places where I can learn
more? I'll make sure to note that stuff in the next version of the
draft.

I did find the File API work, but that didn't seem to have anything
that would help with binary framed protocols for example.

jack.