[whatwg] Web Documents off the Web (was Web Archives)
tylerkeating at mac.com
Mon Apr 16 14:18:41 PDT 2007
On 16-Apr-07, at 3:03 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Apr 16, 2007, at 1:39 PM, Tyler Keating wrote:
>> I'm bringing this up again with a different tact, because the more
>> that I think about it, the more I believe it has the ability to
>> significantly change the perception and application of HTML and I
>> would really like to keep the discussion alive. In the previous
>> thread, I proposed a standard for archiving web sites into a
>> single ZIP archive with a unique file extension and although it
>> didn't get any outright negative feedback, it didn't drum up too
>> much excitement either. If you can bear with me, I'd like to
>> describe the idea again in a slightly different light.
> A cross-browser web archive format sounds like a useful thing.
> However, I don't think it should be part of or even tied to the
> HTML spec. In principle, such an archive could contain any browser-
> viewable content as the root document. This could be HTML, XHTML,
> SVG, generic XML, plain text, a raster image, or any number of
> other things. So such an archive format is logically a separate
> layer and should be specced as such.
Okay. I understand it now... Thank you, you are right. Before I
get out of here, whom do I bring this to instead? I'm guessing it
needs to be the W3C Web Application Formats WG, but I'd like
validation before I start bugging them (if that's even possible).
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