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2000.10.09 10:24 "IFD / Image data ordering", by Brian Stafford
2000.10.10 03:22 "Re: IFD / Image data ordering", by Niles Ritter
2000.10.10 06:09 "Re: IFD / Image data ordering", by Tom Lane
2000.10.10 08:29 "Re: IFD / Image data ordering", by Martin Bailey
2000.10.10 08:41 "Re: IFD / Image data ordering", by Brian Stafford
2000.10.10 10:39 "Re: IFD / Image data ordering", by Andreas R. Kleinert
2000.10.10 09:26 "Re: IFD / Image data ordering", by Brian Stafford

2000.10.10 08:29 "Re: IFD / Image data ordering", by Martin Bailey

As I read the RFC 2301 spec, it looks like you have more than one challenge, because not only does it say that the offsets SHALL be written out with forward-only IFD pointers, but the byte-order of the file SHALL be little-endian (Intel),

Sheesh. How did RFC 2301 get accepted? Obviously they carefully refrained from allowing it to be reviewed by anyone with a clue about TIFF.

I believe that the intent was to bend TIFF into a form that could be read from a file that was not positionable.

Remember PostScript printers that could send and receive fax? I have a suspicion that TIFF/FX was part of that work.

Regards

Martin Bailey

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