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Re: PDF annotations

From: Betty Harvey <harvey@eccnet.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 21:06:44 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <61052.207.168.47.25.1393985204.squirrel@www.eccnet.com>
To: "Jan Tosovsky" <jan.tosovsky.cz@gmail.com>
Cc: public-ppl@w3.org
Hi Jan!

I don't know about others but I think this would be useful.  I have had
this requirement many times!  This is usually a requirement when documents
need to be shared during the authoring/editing process with non-XML user
stakeholders.

RenderX does this nicely but it is through their own extensions.

Betty

> Dear All,
>
> in my use case I need to place PDF annotations (stored in the source XML)
> on
> specific places (IDs) within the final PDF files. It can be done, but it
> requires some pre- and post-processing steps utilizing non-XML tools.
>
> While annotations are supported directly in some XSL-FO processors [1],
> the
> syntax is not standardized. Moreover, the available feature set is rather
> incomplete.
>
> There are several annotation types (icons) with different options, which
> means it would be a quite complex task to cover everything in the new
> syntax:
> http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/pdf/pdf
> s/PDF32000_2008.pdf (Page 390)
>
> I've personally never used anything else than simple Text annotation, but
> when Adobe found others worth to implement, there was most likely some
> demand for this.
>
> Is something like this worth to elaborate by this PPL group?
>
> Thanks, Jan
>
> __________
> [1] e.g. http://www.renderx.com/reference.html#PDF%20Note%20Annotations
>
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