Common Cartridge Minimizer
The Common Cartridge Minimizer is a tool, developed at the University in Koblenz/Germany, to lighten the load when emailing Common Cartridges for inspection by others. It strips off all content from cartridges and retains just the structure of the cartridge. More precisely, it creates copies of cartridges where all non-xml files are replaced by empty files with the same name. This offers two advantages:
- The size of the cartridges is considerably reduced
- Content to be protected does not have to leave the owner's system
Since the IMS Common Cartridge Specification does not specify internals of content files, these stripped-down cartridges are still tested faithfully by the CC test tool.