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Re: [widgets] Zip vs GZip Tar

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 02:21:49 +0300
Message-ID: <v2kbb9848a71004281621ycbf56b3fmd245d7acfb337b96@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gregg Tavares <gman@google.com>
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>

thankfully the way the standards stuff works, it's too late to change
any of this.

e.g. the standards group has already selected a signing mechanism to
which mozilla objects, but it can't be changed. similarly, zip can't
be replaced in widgets.

people are free to write replacement standards, and hopefully the
signing mechanism will be replaced, but we're stuck with zip for
widgets with the mime type they've registered.

there's also a request to use multipart mime instead of zip, that too
has been rejected.

this is all covered in the archives.
Received on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 23:22:23 UTC

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