[whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Wed Aug 28 08:40:12 PDT 2013

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> What's the issue with that?  Gecko supports that (with jar:, not zip:),
> fwiw.

As far as the web platform is considered today, URL objects are just
that. In Gecko you either have a URL object, or a linked list of URL
objects. I guess the question is whether supporting a linked list of
URL objects in addition to plain URL objects is worth it just for zip
archive support. Model-wise it's quite a bit of added complexity.

I'd likewise be interested to hear from other implementers.


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