Any plan for a Zlib API ?

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Mon Jan 30 17:18:41 PST 2012

any sort of real time sharing editing/documentation document even to go (3G)

plus I want to shrink those bloody 50Mb of Web SQL or 5Mb of localStorage
limit ... 5Mb ain't nothing for data, we all know that, neither are 50,
while native apps, talking about mobile, get as much as they want with a
simple notice: this app gonna use your memory/sd/disk space

Still talking about mobile, these libraries are a complete no-go for CPU

Finally, if I have a gzipped file I want to work on it and keep it small
I'd like to choose it via an input, decode it, work on it, and create the
download with data:text/gzip to save it back

There are attempts since ages about compressing strings in plain
JavaScript, I don't see why this is not in yet 'cause I don't see any
reason to do not make it happen, only limits for slower CPUs and developers

I hope I answered your question


On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 2:11 AM, Wes Garland <wes at> wrote:

> Why wouldn't you just fix this at the HTTP level with
> Content-Transfer-Encoding negotiation of some sort?
> Out of curiosity, what are you sending to the server that that requires
> additional compression?  Remember that zlib is not useful on PNG, JPEG, etc
> content.
> Wes
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> Wesley W. Garland
> Director, Product Development
> PageMail, Inc.
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