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2012.10.17 12:39 "[Tiff] Documentation of tag 700 (XMP)", by Gary McGath
2012.10.17 13:27 "Re: [Tiff] Documentation of tag 700 (XMP)", by Joris Van Damme

2012.10.17 12:39 "[Tiff] Documentation of tag 700 (XMP)", by Gary McGath

The documentation of TIFF tag 700 (XMP) at (http://www.awaresystems.be/imaging/tiff/tifftags/xmp.html) says that the field type is BYTE. However, Adobe's XMP specification, part 3, Table 12, says: "The field type should be UNDEFINED (7) or BYTE (1)."

Using Aware's information led to a bug in JHOVE that falsely rejects quite a lot of valid TIFF files that use type 7; this will be fixed in the next release now that it's been called to my attention. (JHOVE is, by design and intent, a nitpicky curmudgeon.)

Could whoever is responsible for the Aware site fix the information; or if there's something that overrides the Adobe spec I'm looking at, could someone call my attention to it? Thanks either way.

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Gary McGath, Professional Software Developer http://www.garymcgath.com