[odf-discuss] A story of TIFF
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Sat Feb 3 05:34:12 EST 2007
On Sat, 2007-02-03 at 09:56 +0000, Alex Hudson wrote:
> It's a different issue though: Daniel is
> talking about the MSO -> OOo ODF trip, not the other way around.
Actually... all I did was narrate the story of TIFF :)
I feel that it's useful to learn from history. Several things went wrong
with TIFF. The spec grew too complex, and every vendor decided to pick
and choose what features they wanted. This made TIFF lose all its
It sounds ironic, but if TIFF had had _fewer_ extensions, it would have
worked better. Sure, some vendors would have cried that they didn't get
their pet extension in. But TIFF would then be a useful format for data
exchange instead of mostly a container format.
I don't want ODF to go the way of TIFF.
May you live in interesting times.
May people in high places take notice of you.
May all your wishes come true.
-- Chinese curse.
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