Re: LANG: Closure on Binary Formats?

Scott Nelson (
Fri, 10 Mar 1995 09:06:48 -0800

On Mar 9, 11:28pm, Don Brutzman wrote:
> Subject: Re: LANG: Closure on Binary Formats?
>Recommendation summary: support at least ASCII and ASCII.Z formats to
>be consistent with VRML standard and current web practice.
>Other formats (such as binary) might be feasible for widespread
>implementation but will differ very little in effective throughput.

Let's not forget our Macintosh and PC friends. We'll need to make
sure that everyone has access to the unCompresser.

Since MIME will support streaming from the input format piped
into the output (then to a viewer), it's just a matter of
picking which compression routine everyone is happy with.


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