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[whatwg] Application deployment

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 03:58:04 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600807280858o4273a37ah1554e04731d84cf1@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 7:55 PM, Adam Barth <whatwg at adambarth.com> wrote:

> I suspect
> the reason the Firefox developers chose ! to separate the URL to the
> JAR from the path within the JAR is that ! is not a valid URL
> character.
>

I think Java invented the syntax, actually.

The main value of using the packaged archive is
> that the content author can sign the archive.  For example, this is
> the mechanism used for Firefox extensions.
>

And signed Java applets. Just to clarify --- extensions don't usually use
jar: URLs.

Rob
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