[whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Thu Aug 29 04:22:53 PDT 2013

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at> wrote:
> This sounds like a great opening for a discussion about the pros and cons of
> doing such a thing. But until such a discussion has happened, isn't it a
> little premature to worry about the URL details?

Those are not details. What has been proposed thus far is a pretty
major change architecturally. It seems very important to go through
that exercise.

> I'd start with things like "what is the fallback when using a browser behind
> an enterprise firewall that blocks all zip files?" and "what potential
> security vulnerabilities do we create by having the browser download a zip
> file and parse the contents?" and maybe "how does this influence the design
> of memory-constrained browsers?"

I recommend providing concrete feedback.


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