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Re: Web archive processing

From: Richard A. O'Keefe <ok@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 13:46:24 +1300 (NZDT)
Message-Id: <200201160046.NAA155401@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
To: html-tidy@w3.org, sbowring@mpc-data.co.uk
	>But basically as I understand it, the Web Archive format was introduced
	>with Internet Explorer 4.0.x, and is basically a standard Java ".jar" file,
	>with the extension changed to ".war". Apparently there were some bugs with
	>early IE 4.0 versions and Web Archives, and based on the comments below, it
	>is possible that Microsoft "embraced and extended" the jar format.

This was on a Macintosh.  The "Web Archive" file in question didn't have
_any_ extension, neither ".war", ".jar", ".zip", or any extension at all.
Its icon appeared at first and second glance to be the same as the icon
used for simple Web pages.  The Macintoshes in question didn't have MPW
installed, so writing a script to unpack the thing and feed the parts through
the (non-command-line!) MacTidy application would have been _rather_ tricky.
Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 19:46:27 UTC

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