The goal for this project is to implement a standard approach to transmit file resources in a single package for use in a web page, including (but not exclusively) JS, CSS, images. It should be a standard that all browsers makers can easily implement, and that is backwards compatible with browsers that do not support it. We also want a solution that works for all types of resources, and one that doesn’t require any new tools, file types or protocols.
- Champion: limi
- Project Lead: vlad?
- Project Members: jlebar
- QA: TBD
- ON RUNWAY
- Proposal has been finalized, ready for implementation
- Tracking bug: bug 529208
- Proposal: http://limi.net/articles/resource-packages
- Be as simple to implement as possible, so anyone with a passing familiarity with HTML should be able to perform the optimization.
- Be entirely transparent to browsers that do not support it.
- Avoid retransmission of existing resources.
- Use existing tools that are widely used on all platforms.
- Support the “80% use case” over adding a lot of complexity to the spec.
- Invent new file formats
- Invent new compression formats
Timeline / Milestones
- Benchmark results as early as possible, with real-world web sites and realistic latency.