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2004.10.01 07:22 "BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.01 16:41 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Ian Ameline
2004.10.01 16:53 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Frank Warmerdam
2004.10.01 17:01 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.01 17:19 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Steve Carlsen
2004.10.01 17:27 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Chris Losinger
2004.10.01 17:48 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.10.01 17:48 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.01 17:50 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Frank Warmerdam
2004.10.01 18:03 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Chris Losinger
2004.10.01 22:22 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Chris Cox
2004.10.02 01:21 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.02 01:45 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.10.02 03:19 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.02 10:20 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.03 15:59 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.10.04 08:53 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.04 11:56 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.02 03:43 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Chris Cox
2004.10.02 04:10 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.02 04:41 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.10.02 04:53 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Chris Cox
2004.10.02 10:28 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.03 00:39 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Chris Cox
2004.10.04 08:34 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.04 14:02 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.10.04 14:21 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.04 14:57 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.04 23:11 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Chris Cox
2004.10.05 08:43 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.05 13:27 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.04 11:29 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Rob Tillaart
2004.10.04 14:54 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.10.04 15:04 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.04 15:23 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.04 15:43 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.10.04 15:54 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.04 16:50 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Steve Carlsen
2004.10.04 18:20 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.04 18:30 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bill Bither
2004.10.04 18:36 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn
2004.10.04 18:46 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme
2004.10.04 18:59 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.05 14:41 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Fernando Loygorri
2004.10.04 18:49 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave
2004.10.04 19:00 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Bob Friesenhahn

2004.10.01 17:19 "Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Steve Carlsen

At 12:53 PM -0400 10/1/04, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> I also agree with Joris, though not without misgivings. We will be making
> alot of pain for folks who don't understand why their .tif extentioned 
> filed fail to open with TIFF reading applications.

Yes, this is true; using ".tf8" or ".btf" would be 'clearer.'

Nevertheless, I don't really mind using ".tif", especially if developers on
this list and any other developers we can influence would attempt to use
guidelines for new releases such as:

When writing a BigTIFF file, we let the user know, with a warning something
like:
 "Given the file size, note that you are creating a special "Big" TIFF file,
 which may be incompatible with some applications."

When readers encounter such a file, if we can't deal with it yet, we let the
user know in some helpful way such as "This type of TIFF file is not yet
supported." rather than just reporting "Unknown Format" or some such thing.

-SteveC