zlib:// -- bzip2:// -- zip:// — Compression Streams
zlib: PHP 4.0.4 - PHP 4.2.3 (systems with fopencookie only)
compress.zlib:// and compress.bzip2:// PHP 4.3.0 and up
zlib: works like gzopen(), except that the stream can be used with fread() and the other filesystem functions. This is deprecated as of PHP 4.3.0 due to ambiguities with filenames containing ':' characters; use compress.zlib:// instead.
ZIP extension registers zip: wrapper.