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Long Strings

The FITS standard supports the notion of long strings. These are FITS keywords with string values which exceed 68 characters and are continued across several lines. The continuation is specified with the & character (at the end of each string value to be continued) followed by one or more lines beginning with the reserved keyword CONTINUE (followed by the contined string value).

Long string values are handled transparently by the DAL.

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30