W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-council@w3.org > September 2016

Offline URL Community Group Launched

From: <public-council@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:23:42 +0000
To: "Mike Perlman" <mac2net@me.com>,"Puneeth N" <puneeth.n@iiitb.org>,"Stephen James Morris" <stephen.morris@outlook.de>,"jpoker net" <jpoker.net@gmail.com>,"Alberto Pettarin" <alberto@albertopettarin.it>,Cc: public-council@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1bkUla-0008eQ-Ib@maia.w3.org>
With your support, the Offline URL Community Group has been launched:

This group was originally proposed on 2016-08-16
by Mike Perlman. The following people supported its
      Mike Perlman
      Puneeth N
      Stephen James Morris
      jpoker net
      Alberto Pettarin
To join the group, please use:

Please note that supporting a group is different from joining
a group. Supporters must also enroll if they wish to participate.

 Currently a file URL (file:///) is the defined way to access a local
file in a browser. For various reasons (some outdated) this is not a
preferred mechanism. There have been several unsuccessful attempts to
create an alternative, but these were focused on application-type
functionality and not content. 
 For content originally created in HTML, it makes the most sense to
offer a mechanism to store the file locally in the same format. While,
if this is desired, that process is the responsibility of the site, the
browser functionality for it must be a recognized standard. 
 This initiative is focused on creating an offline url standard to
access HTML files and containers stored locally in a compressed format,
but otherwise behave as close to possible as an online site accessed via
 The charter for this group is currently under development on  GitHub .
If you are interested please follow and contribute there. 

Thank you,

W3C Community Development Team
Received on Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:24:16 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 19:16:40 UTC