Dave Pawson dave.pawson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 08:34:37 CET 2010

On 2 November 2010 04:13, Jim Peterson <Jim.Peterson at pkware.com> wrote:
>>>Problem statement
>>>This use of the ZIP Application Note, as an external normative reference, by International Standards or specifications >>which may be on the track to become International Standards, presents the following problems:
>>>The .ZIP Application Note lacks an official standards infrastructure, such as a Standards Compatible Reference, Test >>Suites, and a feedback mechanism.
> As I listen/read the discussion on standardizing a view of the ZIP format, my understanding is that standardizing ZIP derives from preference and not specifically from policy.  How, per JTC1 procedures, do these stated points prevent using the PKWARE APPNOTE as an external normative reference within any ISO standard when used with the documented RER procedure.  Seemingly, this would not preclude any other technology of independent origin from use by any standards committee in a similar manner of external reference.   PKWARE does maintain a number of established communication paths for raising questions and comments.  We have worked to provide clarification for any issues brought to our attention over the years.  While these new issues have not been previously presented to us ahead of these efforts to standardize this technology, we do look forward to assisting with these issues to ensure all uses of ZIP technology are appropriately addressed.
> Jim Peterson

Take a future scenario there Jim. ISO puts its stamp of appro on your document.
Two years down the line, you  change it for commercial reasons.
What we 'approved' no longer exists.

Just not a worker IMHO. Even from a user perspective


Dave Pawson
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