Fwd: ByteArray

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Jun 10 10:28:06 PDT 2009

I thought I'd try posting this again.

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From: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk at opera.com>
To: es-discuss at mozilla.org
Subject: ByteArray
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:05:30 +0200


ECMAScript 4 had a ByteArray feature that the W3C WebApps WG wanted to use
for XMLHttpRequest Level 2, to expose the raw response data and also to
allow any entity body to be transmitted to the server the author could
think of.

However, ByteArray is no longer there. HTML5 has a concept called
CanvasPixelArray which is effectively a byte array and I suppose we could
define something like that as well, but it seems nicer if we can just map
it to something part of the ECMAScript.

Are there any plans for such a feature?

Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren

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