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Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: Phillip Susi <psusi_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2005-12-08 17:22:50 CET

The reason that OO.o compresses the documents is because xml tends to be
very verbose in text form, so compressing it saves a TON of space. It
would be nice to be able to save all that space in the working copy by
leaving the files compressed, without having it foul up the deltas in
the repository. Best of both worlds that way.

Of course, if binary xml ( ASN.1 probably ) is ever adopted, this
problem could go away.

Andreas Magnusson wrote:
> OK, time for the stupid question.
> Wouldn't it be easier to teach the client program (for example
> OpenOffice) to be able to save in in a non-compressed way? An example
> (although NOT open in any way like OO) is Microsoft InfoPath whose doc
> is a cab file, consisting of xml files. This program can save
> uncompressed, probably so that you can store it in a VCS and really see
> the differences. Why not pose this req. on OpenOffice?
> /Andreas

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Received on Thu Dec 8 17:44:57 2005

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