ISO 28500:2017 Preview

Information and documentation -- WARC file format

ISO 28500:2017 specifies the WARC file format:

- to store both the payload content and control information from mainstream Internet application layer protocols, such as the HTTP, DNS, and FTP;

- to store arbitrary metadata linked to other stored data (e.g. subject classifier, discovered language, encoding);

- to support data compression and maintain data record integrity;

- to store all control information from the harvesting protocol (e.g. request headers), not just response information;

- to store the results of data transformations linked to other stored data;

- to store a duplicate detection event linked to other stored data (to reduce storage in the presence of identical or substantially similar resources);

- to be extended without disruption to existing functionality;

- to support handling of overly long records by truncation or segmentation, where desired.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2017-08
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 26
  • :
    ISO/TC 46/SC 4
    Technical interoperability
  • 35.240.30
    IT applications in information, documentation and publishing

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