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Re: [html5] self-sufficient documents and data URI scheme

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 16:09:07 -0500
Message-ID: <49AEEDF3.5080505@mit.edu>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
>  From the UA implementation perspective support of this is very simple:  
> before issuing download request for the data
> it should lookup first for CIDs of blocks that look like: <script 
> type="text/base64" cid="images/red-dot.png"> and
> if it was found simply use it.
> 
> Such self-contained documents are convenient for the cases when HTML 
> used as a document format
> of files stored on local storages for personal use. It also can be 
> useful in e-mails.

What's the benefit over the existing MHTML format?

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 4 March 2009 21:09:55 UTC

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