[whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens
simonp at opera.com
Thu Aug 29 06:58:39 PDT 2013
On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:02:48 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl>
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Jake Archibald <jaffathecake at gmail.com>
>> Causing a network error in existing browsers is a shame.
It seems to fail to resolve in IE10. It works in
Gecko/WebKit/Blink/Presto: the %! is requested literally. However, both
Apache and IIS seems to return 400 Bad Request.
>> It'd be great if
>> older browsers requested a url which included the zip location & the
>> within, so the server could unpack the zip and deliver the right file.
>> Whereas modern browsers would request the zip & handle the unpacking
>> clientside. Although I guess that would break a load of stuff.
> Picking something that could occur in paths seems problematic.
I'm not sure why it's more problematic than something than could occur in
For instance, the string "$zip=" is not present at all in
http://webdevdata.org/ data set 18/06/2013. So maybe we could use a string
like that in the path and have a graceful fallback path in legacy browsers
that work in existing servers.
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