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Re: ZIP-based packages and URI references into them ODF proposal

From: Svante Schubert <Svante.Schubert@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:17:09 +0100
To: www-tag@w3.org
Cc: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Message-id: <490F2405.3020509@sun.com>

Hi,

that was what we had in mind, when talking about a package URL solution. 
Creating a schema for as many as possible packaged application formats, 
which naturally would include OOXML as a file format and the 'merge' 
with the pack: schema.


Aside of a package scheme and a fragment identifier solution given by 
Larry, there is a third approach. There were several requests (e.g. W3C 
Widget Group, Marcos Caceres) for making it possible to point with an 
URL into a package

For example:
    http://someserver/package-file.abc/firstDirectory/someFile.xyz

Would this be a valid request for you?

PS: As the RDF metadata feature of ODF 1.2 is in need to reference to 
fragments of the ODF documents from outside the package via an URL, I 
believe the mimetype given fragment identifer is the easiest solution 
for now, no matter what additional (and compatible) ways later can be 
agreed on in a larger circle.

Regards,
Svante


David Carlisle wrote:
>> The problem is is all about identifying resources within a package from
>> outside a package by an URL.
>>     
>
>
> ODF/OOXML interoperability has a certain amount of history,
> but shouldn't proposals in this area be merged with
>
>
>
> http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-shur-pack-uri-scheme-04.txt
>
> which has abstract
>
> Abstract 
>
>    A package is a logical entity that holds a collection of parts. 
>    Given the URI for a complete package, the "pack" URI scheme provides
>    for the construction and use of URIs referring to individual parts 
>    within the package.  It also provides for the use of part's URIs as 
>    base URIs for resolving relative references between the parts in a 
>    single package.
>
> David
>
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