To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com In-Reply-To: "Michael Seaton"'s message of Mon, 6 May 1996 18:29:16 -0700 <199605070523.BAA22408@mail.inforamp.net> Subject: Re: Multipart Documents From: Larry Masinter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <96May13.email@example.com> Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 04:06:07 PDT > Is there currently any proposal that would permit one to > refer to a file contained within a multipart document or > archive? > For instance, if the file rotor.gif were contained in the > archive avionics.tar, how would rotor.gif be referenced? > avionics.tar//rotor.gif? > avionics.tar#/rotor.gif? > avionics.tar||rotor.gif? There was a proposal at one time that named anchors (like what occurs after a #) might be defined per media type. text/html defines what #xxxxx means: look for <A NAME="xxxxx"> in the referenced object. so application/tar might define that #xxxxxxx means "look for a subpiece of this entity whose file name is xxxxxxx". The only tricky parts are dealing with the character set issues. None of this has been written up in an Internet-Draft or experimental RFC though.