2005.05.05 15:41 "Re: [Tiff] OT (tiff but not libtiff) - storing values in the offset", by Al Eridani
I am wondering what happens if I have, say, a tag with a count of 4 and type byte. Should I store the values directly there, or if the count is more than one should I always point somewhere else? I understand from the standard that if it can fit then you put it in the offset, but I would like to make sure.
In my opinion, the standard does not leave room for interpretation: If the value fits in the 4-byte offset/value area then it must be placed there.