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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

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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Microsoft deepens its investment in Tagged PDF. We talked PDF with NISO. Both Android and iOS improve PDF handling. A … Read more

PDF in the Wild

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 Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)
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LOGIN REQUIRED: These synthetic files are intended for user experience and human-computer interaction (HCI) specialists to assess the behavior of … 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 Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)
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Accurately understanding the kinds of data that can be in a PDF and how it is stored can be very … Read more

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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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April 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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Hugging Face.AI examines PDF. New PDF support in Android. Google reinvents a 31 year-old PDF feature. FireFox wants you to … Read more

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April 2024 by PDF Association staff (PDF Association)
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A new ISO extension to PDF 2.0 adds PDF support for the Khronos Group’s glTF 3D format.

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April 2024 by Peter Wyatt (PDF Association)
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All ISO publications are written according to a set of rules known as the ISO Directives. In this article, the … Read more

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April 2024 by axes4 GmbH
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Accessibility is vital for ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can fully participate in society. This article delves into … Read more

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