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Re: PDF/UA footer artifact discussion

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:02:49 +0000
Message-ID: <513DABC9.40403@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Jonathan Avila wrote:

> artifacts in order for a document to be PDF/UA conformant.      Many 
> documents contain very important information in the footer including 
> page/section numbers that do not correspond to the PDF readerís 
> displayed page numbers.

As far as I can recall, even before tagged PDF was invented, the PDF 
metadata included the author's page numbers.  Date and document 
reference are also part of the PDF metadata.

If marking headers as artifacts is losing this information, either the 
PDF was not authored properly to very long standing standards, or the 
user agent is failing to provide access to information that has been 
available in structured form for a very long time.

David Woolley
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