Android Question Webview and HTM file sizes

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Roger Daley, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Roger Daley

    Roger Daley Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi All,

    A strange question. I use Webview and a HTM file to display Help/Instruction files. This all works well and is relatively simple. The problem arises that it blows out the size of the Zip file for uploading.
    EG A recent Zipped code upload to the forum: Without the HTM file code Zip size ~ 350Kb, HTM file Zipped ~ 3.6Kb. With HTM file included, code Zip exceeds the 512Kb upload limit... ????

    Please note my understanding of HTM files extends to the limit that I know you can spell HTM as HTML. I won't be insulted by overly simplified answers. :confused:

    The question comes down to:
    Am I doing something wrong or is there simply a better way to present a Help File?

    Regards Roger
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    A html file is just a text file. There is nothing special about it. It will not increase the zip size (more than a few kb).
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  3. Roger Daley

    Roger Daley Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks Erel,

    Went back and checked, I found that a number of other files went missing when I removed the HTM from the files folder.
    This at least makes sense. My stuff-up.
    Now to find a solution to the 512Kb upload limit, it looks like it will be a link.

    Regards Roger
  4. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    You can store it on your Dropbox and share the link to the file here if the filesize is >500kb
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  5. Roger Daley

    Roger Daley Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks DonManfred,

    Looked at Dropbox for the first time yesterday. Great concept, easy to use and perfect for what you suggest.

    Regards Roger
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