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Re: compressed content-transfer-encoding?

1999-07-31 08:27:55
even so, I don't think zip qualifies.  it's common, but
certainly not ubiquitous, and it's mostly used on a single
vendor's platforms.

Well, it's difficult finding a platform zip has not been ported to. 

indeed, you can find a zip program for almost any platform in existence.  
but that doesn't mean it's widely used on more than one of those platforms.

(similar things could be said for most comprssion/archive formats)

but the real problem with the application/zip hack is not the format,
it's that it's a very lame way of adding compression to MIME.

Keith