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RE: MHTML

From: Jan Tosovsky <j.tosovsky@email.cz>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:12:05 +0200
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On 2014-04-01 Jan Tosovsky wrote:
>
> what is the relation of MHTML to W3?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHTML
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2557
> 
> Is it a standard or it should be considered rather as a proposal?
> 
> I can see a big shift of paged media outputs from PDF to HTML+CSS. The
> latter consist of several separate files which are not so handy to
> distribute. There are several ways how to compact it into a single
> file. I can think of:
> (1) MHTML
> (2) inject CSS directly into HTML and embed all other resources as
>     Base64 encoded objects (images, fonts)
> (3) create e-Pub
> 
> As the MHTML is widely supported in major browsers/their extensions, I
> tend to follow this route for my future projects.
> 
> Or is there any W3 way to handle this use case, i.e. HTML+CSS+Resources
> container?

I've recently come across https://w3c.github.io/epubweb/ which gives me an
answer (3). Unfortunately, this format is not implemented yet as a default
archive format in any major browser.

Jan




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