W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > August 2013

Re: [whatwg] Zip archives as first-class citizens

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:17:07 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78jOB-UD0j070qEji=z0fVMSfQDO_UdLtXqHUo7Qfoc0-A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: WHAT Working Group <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 5:36 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> I think this comes back to use cases.
> If the idea of having the zip is "here is stuff that should live in its own
> world", then we do not want easy ways to get out of it via relative URIs.
> If the idea is to have "here is a fancy way of representing a directory"
> then relative URIs should Just Work across the zip boundary, like they would
> for any other directory.
> Which model are we working with here?  Or some other one that doesn't match
> either of those two?

I thought it was the former. It seems other relative URLs are likely
mistakes and would not make the zip archive easily portable. Turning
them into network errors and requiring <base> in the HTML or absolute
URLs seems fine.

Received on Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:17:41 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 13 April 2015 23:09:23 UTC