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2004.09.08 02:15 "[Tiff] TIFF Property Sheet Shell Extension beta", by Ross A. Finlayson
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2004.09.17 16:13 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Joris
2004.09.16 19:36 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Joris
2004.09.16 19:38 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Frank Warmerdam
2004.09.17 00:32 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Joris
2004.09.17 14:53 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Joris
2004.09.17 16:34 "RE: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Loygorri, Fernando
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2004.09.16 19:36 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Joris

> My suggestion is that the tag size (aka count field) should be only 4 bytes

I suggest that, in order to reach a quick and firm decision, we count votes.

I personally abstain.

This makes

1 vote for 4 byte tag size
vs 0 for 8 byte tag size

1 vote for 8 byte Tile/Strip ByteCounts
vs 0 votes for 4 byte Tile/Strip ByteCounts

I will not be counting votes for the size of the 'number of tags' member, since it is not a separate issue: if votes yield giving up on alignment, it will need to revert to 2 bytes, otherwise, it will need to stay 8 bytes wide.

Anyone object to this voting or the proposed way to count them? If not, please state your votes.

Joris Van Damme
info@awaresystems.be
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