File format webopedia
jfoust at threedee.com
Mon Mar 14 11:17:44 CST 2005
At 10:44 PM 3/13/2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>Just found a terrific resource:
>Has tons of information on file formats (mostly graphics, but also some
>text and markup formats). Searchable, with links to specifications and
A lot of the file format info there comes from the second edition of
O'Reilly's Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats. I did a little
editing and contributed a chapter or so to it back in 1996.
It's a few years old and out of print, although it seems O'Reilly
has allowed it to be copied now. The primary author and I tried
pitching a 3D-oriented file format book to extend the series
but they didn't bite.
The guy's custom-made conglomerate of under-the-hood tools looked
interesting; I'd love to find a good CMS that would let me better
organize a similar pile of computer docs and tidbits. I'd love to
find something more oriented to museum-like curation and archiving,
with lots of metadata to preserve file info and location and origin.
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