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RE: PDF tags [was: Issue 556 and 669 (and 506 definition of structure)]

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 11:27:23 -0500
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To: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Thanks, Joe. You're right about what's "natural" to PDF.


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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Joe Clark
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 10:08 am
Subject: PDF tags [was: Issue 556 and 669 (and 506 definition of

> and the strength of PDF is that it basically strips
> out information about structure in order to preserve the visual 
> presentation as pure presentation.  Tagged PDF restores information 
> about document structure, but it's not "natural" to PDF (Loretta, 
> please correct me if I'm wrong about that-- is all PDF now Tagged 
> PDF?).

No, not by default. However, it is incorrect to say the tags are not 
"natural"; anything that's part of the PDF spec is "natural," including 
things like text, graphics, and now XML.


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