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Re: [xml-dev] Long overdue update to the UBL to UN Layout Key freerendering environment

Sounds great. A name for such a PDF?

An 'entity PDF'?

Stephen D Green

On 31 January 2011 13:48, G. Ken Holman <gkholman@cranesoftwrights.com> wrote:
> At 2011-01-31 13:35 +0000, Stephen Green wrote:
>> Is there a term for this kind of PDF (with it's own data inside it
>> as XML)?
>> If not I reckon it's worth a few ideas to find a catchy one, isn't it?
> Not that I know of.
> But ... this approach isn't standardized anywhere.  I'm using my own Crane
> namespace for the XMP metadata RDF section that contains the XML in clear
> text.
> Since XMP content cannot contain structured XML, only fielded XML, the XML
> instance is reconstituted from the XDM in a single XMP field as clear text
> and not as markup, thus requiring the second step of serializing the clear
> text as markup.  Thankfully this is easy in XSLT.  So I use Python to
> extract the XMP (if I'm not using Acrobat) and XSLT to create the parsed
> content.
> And I make these tools freely available so that the process is auditable.
> I hope to publish a revision today that more accurately reflects the actual
> input document syntax rather than the reconstituted input document syntax in
> the XMP clear text.
> I won't announce the revision here, but I have an RSS feed of releases of
> all of our free developer resources and so revisions can be found using
> this:
>  http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/crane-resources.rss
> Do you have ideas, Stephen, for anything catchy to call this?
> I'm hoping this will be of interest to others, but I haven't had any
> feedback to know if the efforts were worthwhile.
> If anyone working on standardizing PDF is interested in standardizing a
> scheme for embedding XML in a PDF file, I'll gladly change what I'm doing.
> Thanks, Stephen.
> . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken
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