TIFF and LibTiff Mail List Archive


2014.03.20 11:53 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF acronym", by John Brown
2014.03.20 12:05 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF acronym", by Toby Thain
2014.03.20 12:33 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF acronym", by Leonard Rosenthol

2014.03.20 12:33 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF acronym", by Leonard Rosenthol

Yes, I changed it today after this conversation :).

The acronym is mentioned twice - once in the intro and again in the historical section. That seemed appropriate.


On 3/20/14, 12:05 PM, "Toby Thain" <> wrote:

On 20/03/14 7:53 AM, John Brown wrote:

On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:09:09 +0000, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:

>>> Just because it¹s on Wikipedia does not make it correct.

The article says (and I see that it has been edited recently - maybe in response to Konstantin's suggestion?):

 "The format... *had* (my emphasis) the name TIFF as the acronym for (Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)) [2] ..." and it goes on to say in the footnote that "Version 6 (1993) of the TIFF specification dropped... all references to TIFF being an acronym".

This agrees with what you are saying, but perhaps the historical meaning of TIFF should be in the fine print and the current meaning should be in the main article.

Yes, the historical meaning shouldn't be simply erased. Many of us got to know the format as the Tag(ged) Image File Format.