[webkit-dev] How to handle a new protocol for Blob.url support?

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Thu Jun 3 05:11:35 PDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 2:08 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jun 1, 2010, at 5:14 PM, Jian Li wrote:
> I am working on Blob.url support as defined in the latest version of File
> API (http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileAPI/). The Blob.url will return a
> URL that can be used to refer to the blob object in a resource request, like
> blobdata:f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6. The blob object can represent
> a whole file, a partial file (created by Blob.slice), or a byte array
> (created by BlobBuilder defined in the FileWriter spec). What is the right
> place I can hook up with in order to interpret and process the blobdata
> request? Should it be in the WebKit library layer that will be implemented
> by individual platform or in the higher layer like what application cache
> does the work?
> Definitely a higher level. We don’t want to have to reimplement a feature
> like this for each platform.

Bonus points if whatever you come up with for Chromium shares as much code
as possible with WebKit2.

>     -- Darin
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