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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Re: Media API, DataResource, and empty URLs
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:34:55 GMT
Agree that we should make Media() an error, but we don't want to change the
semantics of relative URLs for APIs without proper deprecation.


On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Ian Clelland <iclelland@google.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org>
> wrote:
>
> > "null" could be interpreted as a relative URL I think. The current
> handling
> > of relative URLs by plugins is sadly plugin-specific.
> >
>
> Isn't that one of the things that DataResource is supposed to standardize?
>
>
> The string "null" is certainly a relative URL, and all plugins should
> interpret that as one. The empty string is a relative url as well. (See the
> 'image src=""' problem). DataResource should probably handle relative URLs;
> that seems like a deficiency if it can't.
>
> We shouldn't be representing the JavaScript null value as "null", or as "",
> though. I don't think there's any rational reason to support new Media() as
> a construct. Media is fairly clearly documented as taking two required
> parameters, and two optional ones. I don't think Media() makes sense -- it
> doesn't give you a useful object. The calls to Media() are likely just in
> mobile-spec, and we should clean those up.
>
>
>
>
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Braden Shepherdson <braden@chromium.org
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > The automated tests for Media frequently call new Media() with no URL,
> > > which sends a null to the "create" action. In the past, this got turned
> > > into the string "null" in Java, which was handled as a file named
> "null"
> > > that didn't exist, and nothing crashed.
> > >
> > > DataResource is fine with the files not existing, but it's not fine
> with
> > > "null" as a filename since it neither has a URL scheme nor is it an
> > > absolute path.
> > >
> > > Is there a reason why new Media() should work rather than throwing
> > > IllegalArgumentExceptions for trying to read files with relative paths?
> > > Should I detect and gracefully handle null being given as the media URL
> > in
> > > Javascript? In Java? Should I instead change the mobile-spec tests to
> use
> > > "file:///dummy" or similar?
> > >
> > > Braden
> > >
> >
>

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