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Re: new HTML feature: <link rel="cache" type="application/zip" href="small-files.zip" />

From: Bil Corry <bil@corry.biz>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:59:13 -0800
Message-ID: <4B722F11.10901@corry.biz>
To: Kuzma Deretuke <Kuzma.Deretuke@gmail.com>
CC: public-html-comments@w3.org
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"An BinaryArchive API for HTML5?"

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Mozilla has a bug entry for their proposal to add it to Firefox:

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- Bil


Kuzma Deretuke wrote on 2/8/2010 7:32 AM: 
> Hello, guys
> 
> Possibly you know about the common web-developer's problem - there are a lot
> of small files on the page: icons, sprites, images, css, javascripts, etc...
> 
> We have to make a lot of hacks and tricks to make end-user's page to load
> faster. Such of them
> - compose sprites in a single big image and manage this mess via the css;
> - concatenate all css- or javascript-files, linked to the page into the
> single porridge;
> - ...
> 
> I want to suggest the feature, that allows
> - to end users - load web sites faster
> - to developers - manage files, used on the page, in more flexible and
> usable way
> 
> Shot description:
> *<link rel="cache" type="application/zip" href="small-files.zip" />*
> 
> Long description:
> Now all web-browsers look for the resources on the page (1) in the local
> cache or (2) on the web-server.
> 
> I suggest to introduce the middle stage - an archive with the cached files.
> 
> It is significantly faster to load the single file about 30-50kB then 15-20
> files of 1kB size. Even if the cache-file will be used only on 10-20% for
> this page. Also it is much simple to manage an archive with images, then
> compose the big one from the small parts and manage it via css.
> 
> I hope this feature or another applicable mechanism to solve this problem
> will appear in the future specifications of the HTML.
> 
> --
> Best regards
> 
> Kuzma
> Kuzma.Deretuke@gmail.com
> ICQ: 209513394
> 
Received on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 04:03:00 GMT

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