PDF PDF Which is right and which is ... Was Re: PDP-11/24 CPU later version
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> - PDF/A is [...]
> Those are all good archival properties! However, it's also R/O.
Maybe if you stick to Adobe's tools. As demonstrated by this thread,
it's entirely possible to modify such files, even if the currently-easy
ways to do that involve a trip through a completely different
I find it astonishing that anyone would seriously call any documented
file format read-only. (If PDF/A isn't documented, then IMO it's not
suitable for archival under any circumstances. But this thread makes
it sound as though it's documented.)
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I wasn't intending to make an existential claim.
I was making an observation that, yes, was based on experience with a
And now I've found how to extend that tool to remove that limitation, thank
you Guy :->.
PDF/A still has properties that are specific to a community-of-use.
Evidently Al thinks those properties are detrimental to the intent of
I wasn't previously aware of that issue; perhaps others here were also
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