[whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens
slightlyoff at google.com
Thu Sep 5 08:02:26 PDT 2013
I can't speak for all of Google, but I'm in favour.
On 5 Sep 2013 01:26, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 7:18 AM, Alex Russell <slightlyoff at google.com>
> > On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> >> I have two concerns with the scheme-based approach.
> >> * It dramatically complicates origin handling. This is something we've
> >> seen multiple times in gecko and something that I expect authors will
> >> struggle with too.
> >> * It makes it impossible to have create a relative URL from inside the
> >> zip file to refer to something on the same server but outside of the
> >> zip file. Since anything outside of the zip file uses a different
> >> scheme, it means that you have to use an absolute URL. Not even URLs
> >> starting with "/" nor "//" can be used.
> > Apologies for being late to the thread. Just wanted to agree with both of
> > these points. This only seems valuable to me if we can do it in the
> > of http(s)://.
> I don't see how that relates to the points. The sub-scheme approach
> still works with HTTP. Origin handling would be more complicated.
> Anyway, unless someone volunteers I'll write up a comparison of the
> various approaches in due course. Meanwhile, I'd still be very much
> interested in hearing implementer interest as without multi-vendor
> buy-in this whole exercise is futile. Mozillians appears in favor.
> Googlers appear somewhat reluctant, and everyone else is silent.
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