2004.04.15 00:26 "[Tiff] Large TIFF files", by Lynn Quam

2004.04.22 21:06 "Re: [Tiff] Large TIFF files", by Chris Cox

Yes, but do they dream in big endian or little endian?

Using ASCII tags would make it readable regardless of byte order.

It is still not clear for me what do you (and others) mean as ASCII tags? Completely serialized metadata (including numerics and strings)? I should note that things like these bring up many problems with i18n/l10n: decimal delimiters, encodings etc.

The values would not be ASCII, just the tags. There can't be any problem with interpreting the tags -- it's just using human readable strings (7 bit ASCII, roman character set, English) instead of numbers.