[rfc-i] I-D Action: draft-iab-rfc-use-of-pdf-00.txt
Andrew G. Malis
agmalis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 14:56:22 PST 2016
Thanks much for the clarification.
On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 5:40 PM, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth at adobe.com>
> Andy, your understanding is incorrect.
> PDF/A-3u is all about search ability – the ‘u’ for Unicode, meaning that
> all characters/glyphs in the PDF have a Unicode representation.
> PDF/A-3a is about accessibility. It builds on 3u but adds a variety of
> requirements for accessibility such as alt text for images, etc.
> From: rfc-interest <rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org> on behalf of
> "Andrew G. Malis" <agmalis at gmail.com>
> Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 4:46 PM
> To: "draft-iab-rfc-use-of-pdf at ietf.org" <draft-iab-rfc-use-of-pdf at ietf.org
> Cc: "rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org" <rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org>
> Subject: Re: [rfc-i] I-D Action: draft-iab-rfc-use-of-pdf-00.txt
> I just read the draft and while PDF is admittedly not my primary area of
> expertise, I was curious why you chose PDF/A-3u rather than PDF/A-3a. My
> limited understanding is that PDF/A-3a requires searchability, while PDF/A-3u
> doesn’t. If my understanding is incorrect, please correct me.
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 10:34 AM, <internet-drafts at ietf.org> wrote:
>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
>> This draft is a work item of the Internet Architecture Board Working
>> Group of the IETF.
>> Title : PDF for an RFC Series Output Document Format
>> Authors : Tony Hansen
>> Larry Masinter
>> Matthew Hardy
>> Filename : draft-iab-rfc-use-of-pdf-00.txt
>> Pages : 19
>> Date : 2016-01-25
>> This document discusses options and requirements for the PDF
>> rendering of RFCs in the RFC Series, as outlined in RFC 6949. It
>> also discusses the use of PDF for Internet-Drafts, and available or
>> needed software tools for producing and working with PDF.
>> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
>> There's also a htmlized version available at:
>> Please note that it may take a couple of minutes from the time of
>> until the htmlized version and diff are available at tools.ietf.org.
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