Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Steve Thatcher <melamy_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Wed Aug 11 15:28:07 2004

no, I have only talked about data represented in xml ascii, that has three distinct sections. A overall structure that contains author, and other info. A data section that contains multiple data blocks with subsections that are identified as files, and finally, a third which describes the physical arrangement of the data blocks on some type of media.

best regards, Steve Thatcher

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Subject: RE: Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Steve Thatcher wrote:

> I know a three section approach that I was proposing is more
> complicated, but from a code standpoint allows total freedom of data
> access without having to create a target media let alone have the
> computer system to then read the media just to get at the data that was
> on a floppy disk. The beauty is that if you need to create a Northstar
> system diskette then you can, but if all you need is a copy of the
> dump.asm program then you can get that also without having to go any
> further than the file you started with.

What you're discussing here are binary images.

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