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PDF Fragment Identifiers

June 2024 by Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)

Websites can use URI fragments for PDF references so that when visitors need to interact with PDF content, the precise content can be referenced, providing a quick and helpful experience instead of a generic and unfriendly “it’s somewhere in this long PDF document – work it out for yourself”.

This article is for those who wish to focus on improving the user experience for website visitors needing to access specific content in PDF documents. In addition to a review of fragment identifiers and an analysis of current browser support, the article includes test URLs referencing PDFs with various features that can be used by, or influence, PDF fragment identifiers.

We hope that browser development teams will pay closer attention to the needs of their end-users when accessing web-delivered PDF content. This includes fully supporting a broader set of ISO-standardized PDF fragment identifiers in browsers’ default configurations.

Understanding Private Data in PDF/A

June 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Private data is everywhere is in almost every broadly-adopted file format. This Application Note answers questions about private data in PDF files.

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May 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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While PDF/X establishes rules for representing page content for print purposes, it doesn’t describe the specific requirements of the finished … Read more

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May 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The latest ISO Extension to PDF 2.0 offers backwards-compatible integrity protection via Message Authentication Code (MAC).

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May 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The second PDF Week event of 2024 arrives May 6-10 in Tokyo! Members can attend remotely if they cannot join … Read more

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March 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Authoritative answers to common questions about Tagged PDF, WTPDF and PDF/UA.

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March 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Join pdfa.org for exclusive member benefits tailored to PDF development. Our Member Benefit Manager, Melina, engages in insightful discussions with … Read more

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March 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association has established a new Liaison Working Group (LWG) to serve as a place for forensics experts and … Read more

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February 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Well-Tagged PDF (WTPDF), a common specification for both reuse and accessibility, is a massive leap forward for PDF technology.

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February 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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All PDF Association Full and Liaison Members who have joined Technical and/or Liaison Working Groups are welcome for two weeks … Read more

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January 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Adobe’s Standards Support Endowment, now in its sixth year, facilities administration of ISO TC 171 SC 2 and sustains the … Read more

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January 2024 by Matthias Wagner (PDF Association)
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The PDF Association has updated its website to make content and resources easier to find. We hope you like it!

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