About This File
WADs written in this way could be uploaded to the Net without loss of data, merged together in interesting ways, manipulated by a broader range of processing programs (like an ordinary text editor), and commented in-WAD much more fully than is possible today.
I urge all interested parties to read this over and send me any comments you might have.
By the way, if 12 pages seems like a lot for a simple little spec, it's because this is intended to nail it down definitively, so that even if we all go off and do other things, a WAD author three years from now could look and say, That's compliant or that's not. This is how Internet RFC's work, and that's what this WIF spec is patterned after.