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Re: Tar Browsing

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-html-0001@earth.li>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 11:56:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0011071103130.7441-100000@windle.hack>
On Mon, 6 Nov 2000, its me wrote:

> Now this would be implemented by adding an attribute to the "<img>" tag and 
> having the browser support the tar file format in some fashion.  This new 
> attribute will be called "archive" and will point to the archvive and the 
> file name inside the archive. For example:
> <img archive="template.tar file-in-template.jpeg>

This has already been done with the object element. tar may not be the
best choice, as there are several ever-so-slightly incompatible versions,
which will mostly cooperate nicely, but will sometimes bring inconvenient

What about using MIME multipart messages? One could either use the
cid: URI scheme in the data attribute, or for backwards compatibility
provide usable http: URIs, identified with body parts by Content-Location

Tim Bagot
Received on Tuesday, 7 November 2000 07:55:50 UTC

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