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Re: Long File Names and Widgets

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferrai@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 16:09:53 -0800
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: "Marcos Caceres" <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>, "public-appformats@w3.org" <public-appformats@w3.org>, public-appformats-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF56604A68.06FECDF0-ON8825739E.0000D20F-8825739E.0000E7C7@us.ibm.com>

+1 to

"the specification should say what is required
for interoperability of implementations, recommend what authors should
limit their content to, and point out possible problems"

Jon




                                                                           
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* Marcos Caceres wrote:
>Exactly.  However, this is not current practice with a least yahoo!
widgets
>and Windows Vista Sidebar... both decompress widgets straight to the hard
>drive. Still need to do more testing to see what others do. I'll draft
some
>warning text as you suggested. If you have any further comments on the
text
>I sent yesterday regarding ASCII paths [1] I would really like to hear
them.

I think the whole "Zip Archive Structure" is excessively overspecified.
As far as I am concerned, the specification should say what is required
for interoperability of implementations, recommend what authors should
limit their content to, and point out possible problems. Going beyond
that easily results in people ignoring much of the text and worse fail
to think of additional issues they have to address, and might even en-
courage implementers to think it's safe to extract the archive to disk
if they do all the specification mandates, which might not be the case.
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