_pixelLayout and _paletteLayout are of type
RGBComponentArray. A corresponding
RGBAComponent_t is declared in AAFTypes.h
However, in the 9 Dec 2003 version of the V1.0.1 spec
their type is documented as RGBALayout. There is no
such type in AAFTypes.h. This could be mildly confusing
to a new developer.
The Pallete property is documented as having
type "DataValue" in the V1.0.1 specification. Section
21.1 of the spec states that DataValue "Specifies
essence or a block of data whose type is specified by a
The _palette property, in ImplAAFRGBADescriptor.h, is
declared as a fixed array of aafUInt8. There is also a
type def in AAFTypes.h that declares aafDataValue_t to
be a pointer to an aafUInt8.
Nothing is really wrong here, but I dont think the use
of DataValue in the spec does not make it clear that
the property is an array of bytes.
In the Conditional Rule 1 note, the specification
states: If the Pixel Layout property includes a P,
then the RGBADescriptor object shall have the Pallet,
PaletteLayout, and PaletteStructure properties.
But PaletteStructure is not a documented