[whatwg] Web Documents off the Web (was Web Archives)

Michael A. Puls II shadow2531 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 09:00:00 PDT 2007

On 4/17/07, Thomas Broyer <t.broyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/4/17, Jon Barnett:
> >
> > The main gripe about [MHTML] was that binary data is base64 encoded,
> > which adds size to the file in the end.
> And which is a wrong assumption.
> Binary data can be sent with Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary.

Here's an example just in case anyone needs to see it.

The HTML and css are attachments and testpage.png is a binary
attachment in the file. View source to see all the data.

The archive works in IE and Opera.  The Mozilla Archive Format
extension doesn't handle it.  Safari I hear doesn't support mht. None
of them will generate an archive with a binary attachment.

As one can see, the archive works remotely, but will also work offline
if you saved the .mht file.


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