2000.10.06 04:14 "Re: Old-style JPEG and HP 9100C Digital Sender", by Raj Kumar S.
a would-be decoder must figure out what their particular variant is and write special code to support that variant.
why don't we start off with the most widely used types. i assume the files produced by a single application will be similar.
Adobe have been suppressing a ready-to-go TIFF 7.0 spec for quite a few years now. I have heard well-informed opinions that Adobe see TIFF as a competitive threat to their proprietary PDF spec
some of the stark realities of a corporate dominated world :-(