The application/pdf Media Type
draft-hardy-pdf-mime-05

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Network Working Group                                           M. Hardy
Internet-Draft                                               L. Masinter
Obsoletes: 3778 (if approved)                                D. Markovic
Intended status: Informational                Adobe Systems Incorporated
Expires: August 27, 2017                                      D. Johnson
                                                         PDF Association
                                                               M. Bailey
                                                         Global Graphics
                                                       February 23, 2017

                     The application/pdf Media Type
                        draft-hardy-pdf-mime-05

Abstract

   The Portable Document Format (PDF) is an ISO standard (ISO
   32000-1:2008) defining a final-form document representation language
   in use for document exchange, including on the Internet, since 1993.
   This document provides an overview of the PDF format and updates the
   media type registration of "application/pdf".  It obsoletes RFC 3778.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Fragment Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Subset Standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  PDF Versions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  PDF Implementations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Appendix A.  Changes since RFC 3778 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   This document is intended to provide updated information on the
   registration of the MIME Media Type "application/pdf" for documents
   defined in the PDF [ISOPDF], "Portable Document Format", syntax.  It
   obsoletes [RFC3778].

   PDF was originally envisioned as a way to reliably communicate and
   view printed information electronically across a wide variety of
   machine configurations, operating systems, and communication
   networks.

   PDF is used to represent "final form" formatted documents.  PDF pages
   may include text, images, graphics and multimedia content such as
   video and audio.  PDF is also capable of containing auxiliary
   structures including annotations, bookmarks, file attachments,
   hyperlinks, logical structure and metadata.  These features are
   useful for navigation, building collections of related documents and
   for reviewing and commenting on documents.  A rich JavaScript model
   has been defined for interacting with PDF documents.

   PDF used the imaging model of the PostScript [PS] page description
   language to render complex text, images, and graphics in a device and
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