Format for encoding Mocs as text


This attribute specifies the format to use when AST Moc Objects are converted to text by a MocChan. There are currently two ways (conventions) by which MOCs may be represented in the form of text and the MocFormat attribute is used to specify which of these should be used:

The value assigned to the MocFormat does not affect the behaviour of the AST_READ method, which automatically identifies the format used by the external text and sets the MocFormat attribute to the corresponding value.

The AST_WRITE method will create the external text using the format specified by the current value of the MocFormat attribute.

The initial default value of the attribute is " UNKNOWN" .



All MocChans have this attribute.