DOTS(5)DOTS(5)NAMEDOTS - Data Object Transport Syntax (DOTS) files
DESCRIPTIONDOTS (Data Object Transport Syntax) is a DDIS/ASN.1 syntax for encapsu‐
lating 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 ctod and dtoc commands,
which are used to pack and unpack DDIF and DTIF files and their exter‐
nally 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.
See Alsocdoc(1), ctod(1), dtoc(1), CDA(5), DDIF(5), DDIS(5), DTIF(5)DOTS(5)