[poppler] PDF 2.0 Spec

Adam Reichold adam.reichold at t-online.de
Wed Nov 7 06:03:27 UTC 2018


Am 06.11.18 um 23:40 schrieb Albert Astals Cid:
> As said by Tobias on a merge request, at some point we'll probably start seeing bugs because of features used in PDF 2.0 that we don't support.
> TBH i've no idea if Adobe products support it right now, but i guess they eventually will.
> Problem is in typical ISO fashion the spec is not freely available.
> Also as typical it is relatively easy to find a draft spec on their own website
> https://www.pdfa.org/wp-content/until2016_uploads/2016/04/2016-02-15_ISO-32000-2_DIS_3.pdf
> Which given it's freely available on the internet I have only to guess it's fine to download.
> But of course it's a draft so one would not want to use it as definitive answer.

But isn't this somewhat true even for the final version? Meaning that it
will never be the definite answer as we will always look at other
implementations or decide on our own that a document maybe formally
incorrect or outright broken, but we still want to support it because
our users want us to?

> At this point the only answer I have is, I guess we could convince the KDE e.V. or the GNOME Foundation to sponsor the Euros to someone that really wants to read the document (and has a track record of contributing to poppler).

Interested organizations (I am thinking for example of public
administrations) might also directly commission people to implement
various functions from the standard and provide access to these
documents but keep the ownership of the license so that it is not bound
to a single person.


> Cheers,
>   Albert
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