[whatwg] Wish: Restrict Image Size on Upload

what at keepthebyte.ch what at keepthebyte.ch
Tue Dec 28 16:20:45 PST 2004

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 18:28:59 -0500, "MegaZone" <megazone at megazone.org>
> Once upon a time what at keepthebyte.ch shaped the electrons to say...
> > Another idea: how about a "compress" flag - the UA compresses (zip) the
> > file/s before sending - that could reduce upload time dramatically and
> > improve user experience. The document management system vendors would
> > love this feature.
> Should the allowed compression system(s) be specified?  (zip, gzip,
> bzip2...)  What if the UA is incapable of compression, this would be
> an optional action, yes?  How intelligent should the UA be about this?
> Compressing a compressed file, or a binary, is probably more wasteful
> than useful.

compression system(s) be specified > yes (but I'm the wrong man to
choose which one)

compression optional action > yes (the server can request it but can not
expect to get it back in the compressed format - backward comp. with old

Compressing a compressed file > well, if the server requests it (the
author of the form has chosen to use the compression) - then it would be
that way.

Keep the byte.


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