Closed Bug 186283 Opened 17 years ago Closed 16 years ago
Browse zipfile/tarfile contents directly
It would be very useful if mozilla was capable of opening and browsing tarfiles (and compressed tarfiles) and their contents directly. Non-unix platforms might already leverage available compression engines to read proprietary compressed archives; e.g. the StuffIt engine on MacOS. This would be very useful for e.g. reading books from the Baen Free library without uncompressing them, or mailing around prototype website designs for convenient review. I imagine resulting internal-to-tarfile urls might be of the form: file:///local/blah/tarfiledir.tar.gz?tarfiledir/index.html
Changing summary as Severity=Enhancement already means that a new feature is wanted.
Summary: Feature request - browse zipfile/tarfile contents directly. → Browse zipfile/tarfile contents directly.
Assignee: asa → dougt
Component: Browser-General → Networking: File
QA Contact: asa → benc
related: bug 52282
would be nice.
Target Milestone: --- → Future
This is a duplicate of http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=64286. Please mark it as such and put in a vote for 64286 :) Daniel
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 64286 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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