[Oberon] packaging a document

shark at gulfnet.sd64.bc.ca shark at gulfnet.sd64.bc.ca
Sun Mar 5 22:51:13 CET 2006

The idea of packaging HTML and XML documents as 
zip archives works.  Here are a few observations, 
which might interest others, and snags which 
I need to understand.

For a test I began with APSC459.4.doc containing 
702464 bytes.  openoffice was able to save this 
as an html file and 19 image files.  Linux zip 
compressed these into ApSc459Q320.zip of 438671
bytes.  A nice economy in the size of the document.

Mozilla Firefox might be able to open the zip 
document but I did not succeed.  Aos appears to 
be ahead of Linux here.

The image files have names such APSC459.4_html_11d9e739.jpg
and APSC459.4_html_49488f67.png.  The underscores 
appear to work.

In ETH Oberon / Aos 08.06.05  
OFSTools.Mount Q320 ZipFS MY:ApSc459Q320.zip ~

System.Directory Q320: ~ reports all 20 files 
as expected.

Desktops.OpenDoc Q320:APSC459.4.html ~ opened 
the document except that the pngs appeared as 
binary texts.

In the Aos GUI the browser did not accept 
file:Q320:APSC459.4.html.  It insisted on 
http://file:Q320:APSC459.4.html and the document 
failed to open. 

So the concept works with the advantages of 
economy of data and browser responsibility for 
presentation.  These questions remain.

1. Will simple revisions allow Oberon / Aos 
to open a png?

2. Can the Aos browser open a anything other 
than http://... ?  How can the document be 
opened in the Aos GUI?

Thanks,    ... Peter E.

Desktops.OpenDoc  http://carnot.pathology.ubc.ca/

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