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[whatwg] Multiple file download

From: Ashley Sheridan <ash@ashleysheridan.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:13:35 +0000
Message-ID: <1267143215.2895.40.camel@localhost>
On Thu, 2010-02-25 at 19:13 -0500, Aryeh Gregor wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Ashley Sheridan
> <ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote:
> > Ideally I guess then, the browsers would support .tar.gz files as these give much better compression than .zip.
> 
> ZIP and gzip give comparable compression, in my experience.  I just
> applied both to a random 3.5M text file lying around in /tmp, and got
> exactly 170K for both.  bzip2, 7-Zip, and xz tend to give better
> compression.


I'm just going on software I download that's offered as both types of
archive. Generally, gz is the smallest. Saying that, bz2 seems to be
superior than both of them, but as it's so new, it doesn't have a
massive take-up.

Thanks,
Ash
http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk


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