Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 13:20:19 2004

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Kevin Handy wrote:

> I'd believe that ZIP archives will be well known in the future, due to
> the large number of software products using it right now, and the
> length of time is has existed so far. (Famous last words?)
> The compression methods are fairly well known, and there exist several
> open source libraries to handle it, aswell as being embeded in many new
> projects.

People are welcome to create archives of zipped images, but that should be
something not even addressed in the spec. The spec defines how the image
will be represented. How people choose to store the images is outside the
scope of the spec.

> Binary data is usually encoded in an XML file into a some type of text:
> base64, hex/octal, etc. You don't want actual raw binary data embeded
> in an XML document.

Agreed. Using Base64 would be nice to further reduce the data size, and
should be considered. I like the idea of using hex because it's
well-known and therefore very easy to decode.

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