Talk:Compound File Binary Format

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Composite Document File V2 Document[edit]

The Unix file command identifies pre-OOXML Microsoft .doc, .xls, and .ppt files as Composite Document File V2 Document, Little Endian, Os (sometimes with additional text at the end) and the page Composite Document File redirects here. It would be nice if this article could confirm that this is the same thing rather than having users rely solely upon the redirection, but I do not feel expert enough to make that edit. "CDF" seems more commonly applied to Microsoft's Channel Definition Format than to Composite Document File, though there are many other CDFs: It appears NASA's Common Data Format has a capitalized "CDF V2" as well.

Wikipedia would benefit from better consistency between CFBF, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), Component Object Model (COM), COM Structured Storage, and Doc (computing) as well as better clarification on CDF and Compound document. I have already updated the OLE page to point here rather than to the generic Compound document page, which I've also updated to better reflect these distinctions, but more work (by somebody better informed!) is needed.   Adam KatzΔ 22:11, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

I've been forced to make that edit in order to link the CDF page here due to another editor that does not read edit comments or Talk pages. I've also found more references that appear to connect these things, but I worry that a lot of this is circular logic. At this point, perhaps I'm actually expert enough. Adam KatzΔ 17:24, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

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