]> W3A/F -- WWW Applets/Filters API

W3A/F: Filters

Filters add the capability to handle a new format, by translating it to another, already known format. The browser may even try to daisy chain filters, to arrive at a format it knows. Their signature consists of:

  1. One or more pairs of (MIME-like) types.

  2. The object file(s) to load.

  3. A suffix to add to function names.

Question: Do we need a `degradation factor' to describe to the browser how much information will (typically) be lost in the conversion?

A filter must export the following functions:

The browser must call these routines subject to the same constraints m.m. as for the agents.