Re: [hybi] design space draft

Christopher Blizzard <blizzard@mozilla.com> Mon, 28 June 2010 22:29 UTC

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  On 6/28/2010 3:14 PM, Jack Moffitt wrote:
>>> * 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.

Here's a post from Vlad, who works on WebGL on native arrays: