Dual Lab, the veraPDF consortiums lead developer, has loaded the first set of 49 candidate test files to the public veraPDF github repository.
All test files follow the pattern of the Isartor Test Suite:
However, unlike Isartor, these files also contain pass tests.
There is one remarkable file to note:
6-1-12-t07-fail-a: Maximum number of Indirect objects (8,388,607) in PDF file is exceeded (the file is about 40Mb zipped)
The document cross reference table contains more than maximum allowed number of records, violating PDF/A-1 implementation limits.
Warning: Be careful trying to validate this file in Adobe Acrobat! It will probably open after 30 seconds of thrashing, but it will hang on preflight checks.
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