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Re: [widgets] Zip vs GZip Tar

From: Gregg Tavares <gman@google.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:34:54 -0700
Message-ID: <k2yde4bd3191004290934s53368277w80bfecff43b24608@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com> wrote:

> 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?

Yes, Linux and OSX have gzip and tar. Tar puts the files in the order given.

Windows has 7zip (open source) and rar (shareware) which will make gzipped
tar files and also puts the files in the order given.

> (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 16:35:27 UTC

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