nice idea, but i didn't quite get your problem ...... or is it just an idea that struck you and no problem as such. I mean, what's wrong with your regular *converting* from one format to another?
Programs like IrfanView do a damn good job of converting between so many formats.
To quite an extent OpenOffice as well. We have the Win32 API and these programs that do the conversion, batch mode, cropping, resizing whole hog.
Probably I'm missing the point....
Also, IMO, keeping this out of Windows core is *beneficial* considering the so many undocumented things Windoze has and their ability to leave security holes in code and file formats.
This "Software995" thing has all sorts of convertors as well .........
Btw, side note, does anyone know of a program
that takes a folder tree (directory, subdriectory, sub sub directory..., files, everything) and makes a single M$ CHM
(compiled help manual) file from it?
Assumption: relative links inside the files are correctly in place.