[cairo] PDF backend starts to get interesting

Ralph Giles giles at ghostscript.com
Fri Apr 21 10:03:37 PDT 2006

On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:31:29AM -0700, Carl Worth wrote:

> Fortunately the ability to name and later reference objects in PDF
> should come in quite handy here. For starters we might add API to to
> allocated an object ID, and API to allow for providing chunks of PDF
> to define the objects themselves.

Completely tangential, but Stuart, Larry Ewing and I briefly discussed 
metadata in the cairo api at the printing summit. Obviously 
document-level description is the most important thing, but PDF also 
allows per-page and per-object metadata (usually RDF in xml) which 
and extension like this should also enable.


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