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[whatwg] Web Documents off the Web (was Web Archives)

From: Tyler Keating <tylerkeating@mac.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:18:41 -0600
Message-ID: <4A5651C1-602F-4F42-B6A1-B86DD6495F5D@mac.com>

On 16-Apr-07, at 3:03 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>
> On Apr 16, 2007, at 1:39 PM, Tyler Keating wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm bringing this up again with a different tact, because the more  
>> that I think about it, the more I believe it has the ability to  
>> significantly change the perception and application of HTML and I  
>> would really like to keep the discussion alive.  In the previous  
>> thread, I proposed a standard for archiving web sites into a  
>> single ZIP archive with a unique file extension and although it  
>> didn't get any outright negative feedback, it didn't drum up too  
>> much excitement either.  If you can bear with me, I'd like to  
>> describe the idea again in a slightly different light.
>
> A cross-browser web archive format sounds like a useful thing.  
> However, I don't think it should be part of or even tied to the  
> HTML spec. In principle, such an archive could contain any browser- 
> viewable content as the root document. This could be HTML, XHTML,  
> SVG, generic XML, plain text, a raster image, or any number of  
> other things. So such an archive format is logically a separate  
> layer and should be specced as such.

Okay.  I understand it now...  Thank you, you are right.  Before I  
get out of here, whom do I bring this to instead?  I'm guessing it  
needs to be the W3C Web Application Formats WG, but I'd like  
validation before I start bugging them (if that's even possible).

Thanks,
- Tyler
Received on Monday, 16 April 2007 14:18:41 UTC

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