Re: adding .mht files to collections

12Apr200209:37:35+1200-"E16vmGA-00052H-00-orc-cs-waikato-ac-nz
From s.yeates@cs.waikato.ac.nz
DateFri, 12 Apr 2002 09:45:33 +1200
Subject Re: adding .mht files to collections
> Looking around the web, the *.mht file format does not appear to be an open
> format (i.e. there is not a publicly available definition of the file format
> or free code to read the file format). This makes it unlikely that
> Greenstone will deal with it anytime soon.

It appears I was wrong about this. *.mht files are MIME files (http://www.sycory.com/faq.htm).

There are several MIME libraries available which could be used to write a plugin to read the files during input and convert them to standard HTML files. MIME-tools (http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=MIME-tools) for perl looks the most promising.

Anyone keen to subclass the HTML plugin to understand *.mht files?

stuart


-- stuart yeates <s.yeates@cs.waikato.ac.nz> aka `loam'
"To err is human--but it feels divine." -- Mae West
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