[wp-hackers] GSoC Draft Proposal

Eric Mann eric at eam.me
Tue Mar 29 14:06:42 UTC 2011


I think your idea sounds like a fantastic idea, but I have a couple of

First, you suggest using localStorage for image/media as well.  Some
browsers place size limits on localStorage (I've seen 5MB for some systems,
10MB for others, and unlimited for a few).  How do you expect to work with
this limitation?

I'm just assuming you'll have some kind of graceful degradation in place for
the ~22% of users who don't have access to localStorage (using the stats you
referenced in your proposal).  I'm a huge fan of using new technologies, but
I know from personal experience that a lot of end users (think larger
corporations using WordPress for intranet sites and corporate blogs) are
tied to specific browser versions that don't support localStorage - some IT
departments still force IE7 company-wide, and it doesn't support this system
at all.

Since your stated goal is to drop Flash "in time" rather than immediately,
do you plan to leave existing systems in place for users of outdated

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 1:20 AM, Mihai Chereji <mihai.chereji at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>    I have posted a draft proposal for GSoC on my blog, you can view it at
> http://croncobaurul.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/gsoc-proposal/ .
>    As always, feedback is more than welcome.
> Thanks,
> Mihai Chereji
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