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Name DROID File Collection File Format
Version 1.0
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/120
MIME:  text/xml
Classification Text (Mark-up)
Disclosure Full
Description The DROID File Collection File format is a format for storing the results of file format identifications generated by the DROID software tool. It was developed by The National Archives of the UK. A DROID File Collection File is an XML document, comprising a 'FileCollection' element, which describes the version of DROID and Signature File version number used to perform the identifications number, and date on which the identifications were generated. This element contains a 'File' element for each file being identified. A File Collection File may either be generated prior to identification, in which case each 'File' element simply contains the fully-qualified pathname of the file, or it can be generated after identification, in which case each 'File' element additionally contains the identification result.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Extensible Markup Language (1.0)
Technical Environment  
Released 17 Sep 2005
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Oct 2005
Source description  
Last updated 11 Oct 2005
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