dots, DOTS - Data Object Transport Syntax (DOTS) files
DOTS (Data Object Transport Syntax) is a DDIS/ASN.1 syntax for encapsulating and transferring revisable DDIF compound documents and DTIF files having external links to multiple subfiles or data objects via mail systems. When the referenced subfiles or objects are moved from one location to another, the storage address (for example, file name) must be updated within the base document.
DOTS allows composite data objects, such as compound documents with linked subfiles, to be moved (mailed) from one location to another as a single object and allows the necessary storage reference to be updated as part of the process.
For more information, refer to manpages for the
commands, which are used to pack and
unpack DDIF and DTIF files and their externally linked subfiles. The commands
can also be used to copy a related set of DDIF or DTIF files, or both, from
one location to another.
cdoc(1), ctod(1), dtoc(1), cda(4), ddif(4), ddis(4), dtif(4)