The application/pdf Media Type, May 2004
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 8118
- E. Taft
- NON WORKING GROUP
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PDF, the 'Portable Document Format', is a general document representation language that has been in use for document exchange on the Internet since 1993. This document provides an overview of the PDF format, explains the mechanisms for digital signatures and encryption within PDF files, and updates the media type registration of 'application/pdf'. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.