[rfc-dist] RFC 3778 on The application/pdf Media Type

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        RFC 3778

        Title:      The application/pdf Media Type
        Author(s):  E. Taft, J. Pravetz, S. Zilles, L. Masinter
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       May 2004
        Mailbox:    taft at adobe.com, jpravetz at adobe.com,
                    szilles at adobe.com, LMM at acm.org
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 29891
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-zilles-pdf-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3778.txt


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'.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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