On Wednesday 15 May 2002 17:47, Padraig Brady wrote:
> Why is there no common format
> recognised by browsers for
> saving/opening "web documents",
> I.E. tar.gz of a folder containing
> html file(s) and pictures etc.
Funnily enough this idea had occurred to me too...
The logical extension of this is to serve up a webpage
so that the browser only has to request one file.
Most browsers and web servers already use gzip compression
so that wouldn't be hard to do. The downside is that
cached images and so on would be downloaded again, but
it should be possible to avoid this somehow, by having the
server omit them from the archive.
Maybe better discussed on webdev?
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