[poppler] question / possible bounty - XFA support
ajohnson at redneon.com
Sun Aug 27 07:30:54 UTC 2017
On 26/08/17 20:51, Nikola Ciprich wrote:
> Hello dear poppler developer(s),
> I'd like to ask question many times asked, but also possibly
> offering bounty for resolution..
> Our customer has issue displaying one particular PDF file generated by SAP
> HR portal they use. Changing it on SAP side is not possible in reasonable
> time and due to security, as well as stability reasons, I'd really hate
> to install adobe reader just to be able to view one particular file type..
> problem is, that under evince (or anything poppler based, or even other PDF
> viewers), I do not see file content properly, due to lack of XFA support.
> example file can be obtained here:
> I also understand that XFA is not really standard and implementing support
> is certainly not easy, due to lack of documentation.
> My question is, can you estimate how hard it would be to implement at least
> subset of needed functionality to be able to display such files?
There a bit more detail in this bug comment:
XFA is outside the scope of poppler as it is not part of the PDF
standard. Any poppler support would be limited to providing a function
to extract the embedded xml.
iText has the capability to convert an XFA PDF to an ordinary PDF. Maybe
that could solve your problem.
> If it would be possible at all, and with reasonable effort, would
> you be interested in doing it for a bounty? I mean adding support
> to poppler so it's working in evince at least then..
> Or has anyone any other tips on how to deal with such file under
> linux desktop, other then using acroread?
> thanks a lot in advance
> with best regards
> nikola ciprich
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