Re: Encapsulated HTML file

Peter Flynn (
31 Dec 1996 20:45:25 +0000 (GMT)

Date: 31 Dec 1996 20:45:25 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: Re: Encapsulated HTML file
In-reply-to: <> (message from Andre-John Mas on 30
To: amas@lhr-sys.DHL.COM
Message-id: <>

   I don't always get the time to read a file while I am online.
   Also, I would like to take a few pages home to read, where I
   don't have an internet connection. Some sites offer PDF files,
   but that means that you need an acrobat viewer and they usually
   take up much more room than you average html and links alternative.
   This is where the idea of a encapsulated web page comes in. By
   being able to have the ability to have an encapsulated web page,
   a site could quite easily allow you to download the whole

I'm not clear about this. You can download a whole document right now
using the "Save As..." option under the File menu.

   Since I don't want to go around reinventing the wheel (computer
   industry favourite), I feel that the best thing is to use what
   already exists. What already exists is the unix tar file format.

Ah...did you mean "site" or "tree" instead of "document" in Para 1?
It's a nice idea, but it needs to be a server option, I think.