Articles by Jonas Sicking
Why no FileSystem API in Firefox?
A question that I get asked a lot is why Firefox doesn’t support the FileSystem API. Usually, but not always, they are referring specifically to the FileSystem and FileWriter specifications which Google is implementing in Chrome, and which they have proposed for standardization in W3C. The answer is somewhat complex, and depends greatly on what […]
Mozilla joins the W3C DAP – WebAPI progress
When we originally introduced our work on WebAPI, we got a number of questions where a particular question was the most frequently asked. Now, four months later, we wanted to follow up with what has been happening since.
More details about the WebAPI effort
As we’ve hoped, there has been a lot of interest in the newly announced WebAPI effort. So I figured that I should explain in more detail some of my thinking around what we’re hoping to do and the challenges that are ahead of us. Goal The goal of this effort is to create APIs to […]
History API changes in Firefox 4
This is a guest post by Jonas Sicking, one of the Gecko developers. As I’m sure you know we’re getting ready to ship Firefox 4. And as you might know Firefox 4 includes the history API (which includes the pushState() and replaceState() methods) defined in HTML5. This API is also implemented in Safari and Chrome, […]