[whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens

Robin Berjon robin at w3.org
Fri Sep 13 05:24:26 PDT 2013

On 13/09/2013 13:31 , Jirka Kosek wrote:
> On 13.9.2013 12:10, Robin Berjon wrote:
>> I would rather we figured this out without <link>, but apart from the
>> indirection I reckon this approach has some nice properties and might
>> work if more direct ones don't.
> Also don't forget that while linking is the hardest part of this ZIP
> circus there is another missing piece -- normative definition of
> portable and RF subset of ZIP. SC34 started some initial work on such
> ZIP profile recently:
> http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/open/1855.pdf
> So if some sort of ZIP packaging spec should to appear then it should
> reference such subset of ZIP not the full definition of ZIP format from
> PKWare.

This has also been done, perhaps not to a sufficient extent, in Widgets:


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