Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 13:51:18 2004

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Steve Thatcher wrote:

> Keeping an image file in an error checked ascii file in a purely
> sequential form seems to me to not rely on any technology or special
> information other than accessing a pure data file from some type of
> computer system. As someone else suggested, ascii text could even be
> contained in archive files to explain how to get teh data back. My
> thought of having the data accessible as well as the formatting
> information would allow a single transmission of a group of files to be
> sent with information contained within to either get just the data or be
> able to actually create media copies.


Please refer to my previous message where I posted an example of the
markup language I had in mind. If I'm reading you correctly, you are
thinking of this in terms of a byte stream, which is not the case. The
archive format we're discussing describes the media that is being archived
quite explicitly (for example, in terms of tracks and sectors in the case
of disks).

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