Continuing the discussion from Download Archive of My Posts Implementation:
When I look at having my students download their posts to upload to a portfolio system, I notice that the .csv.gz file that is no problem for me to use on Ubuntu or a Mac are useless to a Normal Person who uses Windows. Sure, I would have 7zip (or similar) installed, but lots of people don’t.
If a .zip file were produced a Normal Person would be able to access their data. The computer scientist in me likes a gz better since it’s a single file, but the educator of teachers in me would rather not explain why a .gz file is “better.”
I’d also be interested in some means to convert the person’s posts into a single HTML file.
And, as I look closer at the dump, I see that only text, not uploaded images are exported. How hard would it be to include images in the dump? I guess that would mean that a CSV wouldn’t work anymore.