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Re: PDF annotations

From: Innovimax W3C <innovimax+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 11:43:13 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAK2GfFQQgG85HZFc8upTvQdOsKU2y5WCxzjfFn=hNq0MH9sdg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jan Tosovsky <jan.tosovsky.cz@gmail.com>
Cc: xsl-fo Community Group <public-ppl@w3.org>
Jan,

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Jan Tosovsky <jan.tosovsky.cz@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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)
>

Direct link :
http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/pdf/pdfs/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?
>

What we could clearly do is gather all those requirements somewhere in the
wiki
http://www.w3.org/community/ppl/wiki/Main_Page

Then it would be interesting to propose a standard specification  la EXPath
[[
EXPath is a way to extends XPath standards without the need to go through
all the W3C Process
http://www.w3.org/community/expath/
]]


Mohamed


>
> Thanks, Jan
>
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> [1] e.g. http://www.renderx.com/reference.html#PDF%20Note%20Annotations
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