[whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Wed Aug 28 07:20:58 PDT 2013

On Aug 28, 2013, at 6:32 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:

> A couple of us have been toying around with the idea of making zip
> archives first-class citizens on the web. 

This sounds like a great opening for a discussion about the pros and cons of doing such a thing. But until such a discussion has happened, isn't it a little premature to worry about the URL details?

I'd start with things like "what is the fallback when using a browser behind an enterprise firewall that blocks all zip files?" and "what potential security vulnerabilities do we create by having the browser download a zip file and parse the contents?" and maybe "how does this influence the design of memory-constrained browsers?"

Matthew Kaufman

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