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SHOE file format
SHOE File Format
This page contains information that describes Data Desk's new open binary file format, SHOE (Serial Hierarchical Object Exchange). The SHOE file format makes it possible to write a binary file format that can be read by Data Desk directly. This format will allow for faster development of new features in Data Desk and allows new versions of the program to write files that earlier versions can read. These advantages along with a few others are offered when using SHOE.
Read the SHOE specifications to learn more about SHOE File Format.
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The Shoe specification consists of three levels:
level 0 - This level defines the storage and/or transmission of the stream of bytes upon which Shoe is based. i.e. file types, clipboard types.
level 1 - This level defines the overall structure of a Shoe file, independent of its meaning. i.e. how objects are composed of properties.
level 2 - This level defines the interpretation of the Shoe file. i.e. object types, property types, data types.