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Re: .xhz -- XHTML/SVG/PNG Zip File

I believe OpenOffice is using something like this:


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clark C . Evans" <cce@clarkevans.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 2:23 PM
Subject: .xhz -- XHTML/SVG/PNG Zip File

> Hello.  I was just trying to solve a simple
> packaging problem here -- that is, my HTML files
> have lots of PNGs, and other files.  What I'd
> really like is a Zip "Virtual File System"
> standard...  
> If a browser hits a .xhz file (XML+HTML+ZIP) file, 
> it would simply open the "index.html" or "index.xhtml"
> file and reset the BASE so that it refers to files
> within the Zip Archive.
> This would be very useful...  anything like this?
> If not, would someone write up an RFC?  It's dirt
> simple and IE+Mozilla+Opera should be supporting
> something like this out-of-the-box.
> Thoughts?
> Clark
> P.S.  I _hate_ Microsoft's idea of creating
>       a directory for all of the images when
>       you save a web page to disk.  Ideally,
>       IE could save these pages to a .xhz
>       instead.
> P.S.S. This is probably pretty close to Microsoft's CHM
>        (Compiled HTML) idea, but I'd rather have the
>        packaging format non-proprietary so that it can
>        be used across multiple vendors.
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