[webkit-dev] Stream API

Darin Fisher darin at chromium.org
Tue Nov 6 23:34:33 PST 2012

Has anyone reviewed the Stream API proposal from Microsoft?

Here's the spec:

I see only a little mention of it on webapps-public:

(I haven't looked over the proceedings from TPAC.)

Thoughts on this API?

My take:  It seems useful to have a variant of Blob that supports data of
unknown length.  It seems a bit unfortunate to have StreamReader and
FileReader, which are so similar.  StreamBuilder seems like it may be
unnecessary given that it does not support appending Streams.  It seems
like providing a way to get a Stream from a Blob would be sufficient, or if
we could just pass Blobs to any API that takes a Stream, then we wouldn't
need StreamBuilder.  That is, Blobs should really just be Streams of known

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