On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 07:05:45PM +0100, Alan Horkan wrote:
> I think the JAR format gets around the Zip crappiness by putting the
> manifest.xml at the start of the file.
Not on the OpenOffice document I have here. manifest.xml is at the end of
the file, and compressed. Even if it did, manifest.xml doesn't have (and
shouldn't have) container format offsets and lengths. So it doesn't help.
> I could not say how hard it is but Winzip seems to do a pretty good job of
> repairing any broken zip archives I throw at it, at least allowing me to
> get some of the files out.
Not everyone has winzip.
I don't see a compelling argument to use zip/jar. It's complexity that
doesn't buy us anything over ar.
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