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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (OFFICE-2082) [Zip] reference isneither public nor authoritative

    [ http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2082?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=16258#action_16258 ] 

Michael Stahl  commented on OFFICE-2082:

so it seems there are actually two different zip specifications:

one from PKWare; current version: http://www.pkware.com/documents/casestudies/APPNOTE.TXT

the other from Info-Zip, located at: http://www.info-zip.org/doc/
current version seems to be appnote-20040908-iz.zip

the Info-Zip version claims to be a fork of the PKWare version.
in contrast to the PKWare specification, for which only the latest version seems available, there are several dated versions of the Info-Zip specification available.

[in any case, citing a file from some random FTP site is probably not such a good idea.]

> [Zip] reference is neither public nor authoritative
> ---------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-2082
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2082
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Packaging
>    Affects Versions: ODF 1.0, ODF 1.0 (second edition), ODF 1.1, ODF 1.2
>         Environment: This issue applies to all drafts of ODF 1.2 Part 3 Packages and the References and all references thereto in ODF 1.2 Part 1 and all previous versions of the OASIS ODF Standard.
>            Reporter: Dennis Hamilton
> This issue is raised in the public comment at <http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office-comment/200910/msg00027.html>.
> 1. In ODF 1.2 Part 3 Packages draft-11-editor-revision, section 1.3, the normative reference for the Zip specification is given as
> [ZIP] Info-ZIP Application Note 970311, ftp://ftp.uu.net/pub/archiving/zip/doc/appnote-970311-iz.zip, 1997
> This same reference has been used in the OASIS Standards for ODF 1.1 and in ODF 1.0 Second Edition Committee Specification (and thereby IS 26300)..  
> 2. The reference for Zip, <ftp://ftp.uu.net/pub/archiving/zip/doc/appnote-970311-iz.zip>, in ODF 1.2 Part 3 draft 11 is non-resolvable.  The content previously reachable at that location has no clear provenance nor authority.
> 3. For ODF 1.0, the reference for Zip is 
> [Zip] ZIP File Format Specification, http://www.pkware.com/products/enterprise/white_papers/appnote.txt, PKWARE Inc., 2004.
> This reference is more authoritative but non-specific.

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