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Re: [xml-dev] XML without a net - XPackage step for XProc?

Maybe if there were a standard clever zip file like .jar with an
XML-aware manifest
like XML Catalogs - if it were just dealing with XML it might be
called an XML archive
file (.xar? or is that taken) but if it were a more general purpose
archive file perhaps
it might be called something like 'general archive', .gar say (if not
taken). Then is
could be a step not just in XProc but also Ant, etc. And if it was an
open standard
it could be built into almost everything and include media-type
information, etc.
Really it is a modernized web archive file, dealing with all kinds of
media, including
XML, schemas, stylesheets, etc and zipped archives like .odt too.

On 21/12/2007, Stephen Green <stephengreenubl@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just think what is obviously needed is a genaralisation of what ODF and OOXML
> have solved by zipping and manifesting (as did other archive solutions such as
> .war and .ear). Just a matter of standardizing the folder structure,
> manifest file
> format (which acts like an XML Catalogue file) and the compression
> plus some rules
> about pulling in all necessary files into the archive (like when
> saving/synchronising
> web files for offline use). This could include not just XML files and
> other web files
> but also any media or office file like slides, images, maybe even
> perhaps single file
> databases like Base. Would be extremely cool I think and very much needed for
> archiving - to even be able to archive a whole website in a standard,
> durable way.
> On 20/12/2007, Ken North <kennorth@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > It should be a container with everything necessary to process a document
> > instance -- without requiring net connections. ODF and OOXML-encoded docs are
> > two use cases, but there are others.
> >
> >

Stephen Green

SystML, http://www.systml.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 117 9541606

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