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Non-Standard Objects

While MINC specifies the structure and interpretation of a number of objects, typical MINC programs will operate gracefully with MINC files which contain non-standard constructs. This imposes two requirements on MINC programs. First, MINC programs must operate correctly on files which contain non-standard variables and attributes. Second, MINC programs must copy non-standard attributes and variables from the input file to the resulting output file without alteration.

This behavior allows the addition of arbitrary variables and/or attributes for informational purposes that extend the standard MINC namespace.

Robert VINCENT 2004-05-28