Change proposal #16 to the 2016-3-30 straw man (iteration 1) is attached:
Retain and reorganize bit flags.
Please use this thread to provide your feedback on this proposal by
Wednesday August 24th.
P.S. The next 10 proposals/comments (#16 through #25) from KMI/Qaunterra are
prefixed with the following general comment:
Paraphrase: "Omit information that is in some cases vital or at least useful
to detailed understanding of the data acquisition environment and quality of
the recorded data"
Recommendation: Understand the detailed SOH information that should be
synchronously attached to waveform data, and suppress the urge to simplify
to the point of loss of essential or useful information.
While developing and improving the widely accepted format revisions should
be careful not to eliminate or force into the opaque “gray market”
information that currently is defined and documented in the
readily-accessible published format specification and is relevant and useful
for the proper interpretation of the data and for understanding of the
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in the opaque/optional headers does not mean that it is unimportant,I submit we can talk about opaque headers and we can talk about optional
nor does it mean that it cannot have structure defined for it.
it may be better to separate out the definition of these commonI agree completely. And so to address your specific example of having
structures into a separate recommendation document from the core
miniseed3 file format specification.