2005.08.09 13:56 "[Tiff] Binary Data in Artist Tag", by J winchester

2005.09.12 15:46 "Re: [Tiff] Re: [Gdal-dev] Problem of creation with Gtiff driver on Solaris", by Edward Lam

I think the seek was removed in the past because it made it difficult for someone to implement stream oriented access to TIFF files though I am not very sure about that aspect. In any event, I think I had better re-introduce the seek in the core code till we work out more details.

Ah, now this makes more sense. In bug #756, no one mentioned why this was necessary. It makes it more difficult for stream-oriented but I believe tif_stream now allows seeking even with strstreams.