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Re: Comments on Widgets 1.0: Requirements LCWD

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:10:23 +0100
Message-ID: <b21a10670809230810p1bdf126dr31f27c89e3111532@mail.gmail.com>
To: timeless@gmail.com
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 4:02 PM, timeless <timeless@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/9/22 Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>:
>> Ok. I see your point. However, I'm not sure what I can do as vendors
>> won't budge on this issue for now.  At the moment, ZIP serves the
>> purpose for widgets. But as they become more popular, the limitations
>> with Zip will quickly be exposed. Zip will either have to become more
>> like MIME or we will have to migrate over to MIME... we will seriously
>> need to watch the evolution of Widgets and the market in regards to
>> this.
> note that BeOS w/ its BeFS used mime types for files and it supported
> stashing mime types into zip files, I don't remember how, but I'm
> fairly certain it did it.

There is lots of ways of putting the mimetype into a zip file. For
example, one could use the comment block, or do what OCF does (include
a file called MIMETYPE as the first file).

Marcos Caceres
Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2008 15:11:08 UTC

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