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Re: Tar Browsing

From: Daniel Acton <dacton@itouch.co.za>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 09:14:10 +0200 (SAST)
To: its me <dan1mal@hotmail.com>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0011070910390.20593-100000@alcapone.intouch.co.za>

Hi Dan

> To potentially increase the speed of web browsing I propose the use of 
> archives to streamline downloading.  

Not a bad idea but then it would burden the User Agent with more
processing than is necessary. Also, the UA would have to implement the
whole "unarchive" idea. Java Applets have an implementation similar to
what you are proposing :

<applet src="blah.class" archive="cool.jar" ... 

and jar files are similar in use to tar files. Granted that this isn't
exactly the same as what you propose, but in a similar vain nonetheless.

Received on Tuesday, 7 November 2000 02:17:49 UTC

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