Re: IAFA templates: a user's comment

Sally Hambridge <sallyh@ludwig.sc.intel.com> Fri, 24 March 1995 18:18 UTC

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From Thomas:
> 
>   Yes, I agree with that, but in practice it is a problem because
>   there are a number of different archivers arround and because some
>   publlishers do not compress/archive their resource. They do not care
>   to do that. Emailing them is useless, they do not reply. 
> 
>   Let me add: If the templates are made to describe a single file, then
>   this should be said so in the doc. IMHO this would be quite a severe
>   drawback.

From Martijn:
I suppose it could refer to multiple files by pointing to a directory?


I think I disagree with this.  I think it's possible that a directory
could contain files which are not part of a multiple set.  Also,
a directory might be interpreted as a resource in itself.  I'd rather
see some provision for multi-part.  Or, as Thomas said to have the
doc say explicitly that templates describe a single file.

Sally

Sally Hambridge		        sallyh@ludwig.sc.intel.com        
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