by Mr. MXF
I get asked a lot of IMF questions. Many of them are not confidential and many of them are repeated
over and over again, so here's a selection of them to help you wander the IMF information forest
in relative safety.
Q == question. A == short answer. R == references info. E == example
- Q#1886 - What is the maximum filename length in IMF?
- A: IMF does not use filenames so there is no upper limit
- R: ST 2067-2 does not mention filenames. ST 2067-2 IMF Core Constraints references ST 429-9 Asset Map. In ST 429-9 clause 7.1 defines an Asset's Path as a URI defined by RFC 3986. A URI that has global scope should not exceed 255 characters. Filenames are definitely not global scope and are therefore unconstrained by any standard.
- E: local scope:
cpl-c7f5e0cd-52e1-42f2-8d5b-cd6607f678b4-DERIVED-FROM-a8dbb61c-d2ee-4b34-9188-5cbffcb6c0c6-DERIVED-FROM-15bd6a26-d8cf-4625-83de-451f91d9023b -DERIVED-FROM-4c293f11-13d2-4252-92a1-9dc729c46f68.xmlis a valid filename but may break some QC tools.
- E: global scope:
https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/mrmxf-public/www/samples/plan-text-sample.txtis 90 chars