Asynchronous Blob Construction

Large blobs previously blocked the renderer while transferring data to the browser. This is now asynchronous, which speeds up blob construction. This is the first part of the plan to allow blob data to be saved on disk, which removes the 500MB limit on blob storage.


Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 51
  • Chrome for Android release 51
  • Android WebView release 51
  • Opera release 38
  • Opera for Android release 38

Consensus & Standardization

  • No public signals
  • No public signals
  • No public signals
  • Positive


Last updated on 2017-06-14