[whatwg] canvas, img, file api and blobs

Stefan Haustein haustein at google.com
Tue Feb 16 04:38:28 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 10:08 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:

> On Feb 16, 2010, at 12:13 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> Absolutely! I definitely agree that we need a type like this. The
>> sooner the better. On that note, do you know what the latest status is
>> within ECMA on this? I know you made a proposal on the webapps list
>> (or was it here?), did that go anywhere?
> I made my proposal to ECMA TC-39 (the relevant committee). I will try to
> polish it and request it as an agenda item for the next face-to-face (in
> March). Independently, WebGL's typed arrays have been proposed.

Hi Maciej,

do you have a link to your proposal?


>> However I suspect it'd be useful to be able to extract as Blob object
>> as well, for storing in places like databases or to extract a url.
> If we end up with APIs in some places that only take Blobs as input, then
> we should probably have easy ways to make a Blob out of a binary data object
> or a string (like StringStreams in other languages).
> Regards,
> Maciej

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