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Re: Enable compression of a blob to .zip file

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:03:55 +0100
Message-ID: <4ED645DB.2060308@gmx.de>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
CC: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 2011-10-31 18:42, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> On 10/30/2011 5:56 PM, Cameron McCormack wrote:
>> On 30/10/11 4:25 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>>> Then he probably means file system files and not HTTP files, and support
>>> there has indeed been spotty in the past.
>> Ah, yes. Regarding data: URIs, someone should really just amend the
>> RFC to allow specifying a content encoding.

That'll be tricky with respect to backwards compatibility; but it could 
be worth a try.

> That seems rather unnecessary.
> I'm almost certain that somewhere, it is specified that the browser
> should sniff the first few bytes of the file to see
> if it is compressed. It's minimal work.
> This also applies to the local file system; as in file:///.

Hm, no. It's not specified, and seems like a bad idea to do.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 15:04:35 UTC

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