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Data descriptor signature.







Code (Delphi)




'PK'#7#8 (4 bytes)



To be used as signature value for data descriptor record.


Although not originally assigned a signature, the value $08074b50 has commonly been adopted as a signature value for the data descriptor record. Implementers should be aware that ZIP files may be encountered with or without this signature marking data descriptors and should account for either case when reading ZIP files to ensure compatibility. When writing ZIP files, it is recommended to include the signature value marking the data descriptor record. When the signature is used, the fields currently defined for the data descriptor record will immediately follow the signature.

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