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Re: [widgets] Zip vs GZip Tar

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:52:31 +0200
To: "Web Applications Working Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>, "Gregg Tavares" <gman@google.com>
Message-ID: <op.vbw4dtxcbyn2jm@galactica>
On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 18:48:52 +0200, Gregg Tavares <gman@google.com> wrote:

> Has there been any consideration of switching the spec to a stream-able
> format like gzipped tar files?  It seems like a shame to miss this use  
> case.

A streamable container, while intriguing, also has issues.  For streaming  
to be of use, you need to specify the order of resources: the widget's  
configuration file and start file should be the first two files in the  
resource bundle. Are there readily available (on all major platforms)  
tools that do this, easily?

(Other than that, see timeless' comments about this really being too late  
for the current spec)
Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
Received on Thursday, 29 April 2010 09:53:11 UTC

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