IFX Mail Archive: RE: IFX> PDF not streamable?

IFX Mail Archive: RE: IFX> PDF not streamable?

RE: IFX> PDF not streamable?

From: McDonald, Ira (imcdonald@sharplabs.com)
Date: Wed Jun 05 2002 - 18:12:49 EDT

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    Hi John,

    Yes, the IPPFAX spec can expressly require or forbid certain PDF features.

    In particular (I sincerely hope), IPPFAX can specifically cite and require
    (for minimum conformance) exactly ONE of the profiles of PDF in the ISO
    PDF/X standards. That way we get a stable/tested profile from the pre-press
    industry.

    Cheers,
    - Ira McDonald
      High North Inc

    -----Original Message-----
    From: John Pulera [mailto:jpulera@minolta-mil.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 4:44 PM
    To: IPP-Fax Group
    Cc: Gail Songer
    Subject: IFX> PDF not streamable?

    In regard to using PDF as the data format for IPPFAX, I remember someone
    raising the concern that the data format is not very streamable. According
    to the spec (section 5.17) an incremental update at the very end of a big
    PDF file can change the way the first page is rendered. Is this still a
    concern of the group? This would be an issue for small-footprint
    implementations of IPPFAX.

    Can the IPPFAX spec be written to expressly require or forbid certain
    features of PDF?

    John



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