2004.09.17 11:38 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Joris Van Damme
The idea was to consume 8 bytes for alignment purposes but use 4 bytes out of those 8 bytes to support the value. Perhaps I misunderstood the problem.
I personally cannot see 'consume 8 bytes for alignment purposes but use 4 bytes out of those 8 bytes to support the value' making any sense.
I'll review all options in my answer to Rob, next, perhaps that will clear up misunderstanding if any.
If someone wants to create a tiff-bomb, they can do it just as easily with 4GB as they can with 1TB.
I can see the sense in this though. I feel this does correctly invalidate the argument that 8 byte values could be used to create tiff-bombs.
Joris Van Damme
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