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

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 09:55:44 -0700
Message-Id: <200405271655.i4RGti3k021376@inner-relay-1.corp.adobe.com>
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Cc: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, lguarino@adobe.com

> > 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.

Thanks, Joe. In fairness, however, the "natural" way of creating PDF files by capturing print streams generally does not produce Tagged PDF, since most authoring applications do not include the structure information in their print streams.
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