Re: Long-term archiving of electronic text documents

From: Stephan Stiller <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:45:37 -0800

One detail to add: Some archive file formats also add redundancy for
error correction.

I agree that error correction is in principle best left to storage media
and transmission protocols (for a clean separation of functionality),
but the idea to have error correction tailored to (ie: optimized for)
the type of data isn't bad at all. In any case, this discussion leaves
me wondering which ordinary file formats were actually designed with
error correction in mind. Just curious.

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