On Friday 15 August 2003 2:30 pm, Austin Donnelly wrote:
> When this discussion started, I didn't like the idea of XML with binary
> data portions. I liked the current binary, tagged, format we have, and
> thought that it should just be extended. However, after the recent
> discussion I've come around to quite liking an ar-style archive with a XML
> catalog, XML metadata, and texels as separate members. I think this is
> roughly what Leonard was suggesting; we should listen to the voice of
If I may add my two penn'th:
Some thought needs to be given to how parasites are going to be stored - I'm
thinking particularly of embedded ICC profiles here (IIRC the TIFF plugin
attaches any encountered profile as a parasite).
Profiles can be large, so that last thing you'd want to do with one is attempt
to text-encode it within an XML file.
I'd personally lean towards having a "Parasites" directory within the archive,
and then filing the parasites within it by name, in text or binary format as
All the best,
Alastair M. Robinson
Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
ALIMONY: Corruption of Middle English "Alle ye money".
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