Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 29th Jan 2007 10:03 UTC, submitted by flanque
In the News Adobe Systems today announced that it has released the full PDF (Portable Document Format) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management. AIIM, in turn, will start working on making PDF an ISO standard.
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open?
by pfortuny on Mon 29th Jan 2007 10:53 UTC
pfortuny
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2006-02-05

What does that mean?

I gather the info on pdf was already open? (see Adobe's web page and documentation).

I guess we are getting too obsessed with the word.

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RE: open?
by flanque on Mon 29th Jan 2007 11:09 in reply to "open?"
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2005-12-15

As far as I understand, the 1.7 version of the PDF standard wasn't opened up. Previous versions already were. The opening of v1.7 is what has changed.

Edited 2007-01-29 11:10

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RE[2]: open?
by rayiner on Mon 29th Jan 2007 20:34 in reply to "RE: open?"
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2005-07-06

And exactly what is to be gained by taking PDF, which is a perfectly good standard, and basing it on XML? What's the point? It's one thing to base a new standard on XML, to reduce the work of writing new parsers for the format, but that's about it. There is no benefit to XML-izing what is already a well-supported and openly-readable spec.

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