chapter  1
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Introduction and Scene Setting

Since that time, a further engineering committee (Registries) has been established to manage the new data-centric dictionaries created by (mostly) the Wrappers andl\1etadata Committee.

What Is a File and What Is a Stream? In order to appreciate the differences between stream and file transfers, we can summarize the major characteristics of each as follows:

2. Use a packet-based, reliable network interconnect and are usually acknowledged;

6. File formats are often structured to allow access to essence data at random or widely distributed byte positions.