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The new packaging format includes and is enabled by
the new ZVFS Zip Virtual File System
which supports mounting a Zip file as a tcl viewable filesystem.
BrowseX takes further advantage of this by supporting a new feature:
Browsing web files in a zip archive. This lets us view a package of
web content which
we can move around, copy and distribute easily as a single object
(sort of like PDF).
This even works over the web, as the zip file is
brought down and then mounted from cache.
This implementation mounts the archive when you
visit it with BrowseX . ie.
After mounting, the archive is searched for an index.htm or index.html
at the top level directory. Case doesn't matter.
The index file is displayed and any required IMG gifs etc
inside the archive are also shown. You can even follow links
to sublinks contained therein (eg. index2.html) and all works fine.
All the files in the archive are generally available once mounted
using the zip url as a prefix.
When accessing a zip file over the Internet,
you must start at the zipfile name. This brings it down
into cache where it is mounted as a local file.
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