2010.01.15 13:40 "Re: [Tiff] eta for bigtiff support?", by Phil Harvey

2010.01.18 18:04 "Re: [Tiff] eta for bigtiff support?", by Phil Harvey

On 15-Jan-10, at 12:00 PM, tiff-request@lists.maptools.org wrote:

What's wrong with "image/tiff" and "TIF"? GIF doesn't have different MIME types and extensions for its different versions.

This has been debated before, and probably will be debated again, but my opinion is that a new file type is needed.

Technically, according to the TIFF 6 specification, the 0x002a in the TIFF header is a file identifier. So this can not be used as a version number because any file with a different number is not a TIFF file according to the specification.

This is different than GIF, which defined "87a" as a version number in the original specification.

- Phil