right, any format that doesn't accurately represent delays, or where the files have to tweaked post-conversion to that format, to insert some kind of fake data to simulate those delays isn't fit for purpose IMHO

it's bad enough that most (all?) cassette formats fail to properly represent tape length, so most of the time side a and side b of the same tapes are shown as different lengths, despite being the same amount of cassette tape.

archival formats should not be stripping away delay / spacing / blank are data.