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Deriving HTML from PDF: an algorithm

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SafeDocs: DARPA Does PDF

PDF Association awarded DoD contract to advise on research into enhancing trust in digital content and streams. Last year the PDF Association reported that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a unit of the US Department of Defense (DoD), …



US Access Board affirms: PDF/UA required for “modern” PDF software

Through the Section 508 regulations, the US Access Board sets accessibility policy for US federal agencies and contractor’s deliverables. “[Essentially], PDF/UA is required (as an option) for software that can create *modern and good* PDFs,” said Bruce Bailey, Accessibility IT …



Boeing’s digital transformation journey: interview with Kenny Swope

We interviewed Kenny Swope about his keynote session at the Electronic Document Conference in Seattle, and asked him some questions about Boeing’s digital transformation.



Creating accessible PDF documents – a practical manual for everyday use in German language

Accessible PDF documents are getting much more imported these days, not only forced by legal regulations. The PDF Association is actively engaged on developing standards in this area, PDF/UA-1 was this first step, PDF/UA-2 is in development. Additionally  helpful material, …



PDF Products and Services 2019 is now available

As part of the 2019 Electronic Document Conference, the PDF Association has published an industry showcase entitled “PDF Products & Services 2019” featuring 23 PDF Association members. 3D PDF Consortium Adobe Antenna House Artifex axaio software callas software CommonLook Computing …



Why the need to redact implies using PDF

How do you redact content in HTML? The format doesn’t really include that concept. In both principle and practice, committing to a rendering is definitive; final, portable and generic; it’s what the use case demands. Redaction demands PDF.



Featuring Member News!

We’ve made a significant change to members’ news handling on pdfa.org, and we believe members will appreciate the results! Members’ News posts now appear by default alongside all other posts on the main pdfa.org/news landing page. The red “featured articles” …



DocEng 2019 – PDF Association Tutorial

PDF is the most common file format on the Web after HTML, and everyone in the Document Engineering community without exception has to deal with the format in one way or another. Just about everyone is familiar with PDF being …



Powerful coexistence of AFP and PDF

The question of data exchange between print data creators and processors has been answered with PDF for the entire graphic arts industry … wait … there is actually one industry, the customer communication management (that we Germans call “output management”), …



DoJ reposts the Mueller Report

As reported within hours by Quartz, four days after its initial release and fanfare-free, the US Department of Justice re-posted the Mueller Report PDF with a few improvements. They also added a few problems that really shouldn’t be present in …



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