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The application/pdf Media Type (RFC3778)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028652D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-26
Document File: 15 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Taft: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

PDF, the 'Portable Document Format', is a general document representation language that has been in use for document exchange on the Internet since 1993. This document provides an overview of the PDF format, explains the mechanisms for digital signatures and encryption within PDF files, and updates the media type registration of 'application/pdf'.

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Network Working Group                                            E. Taft

Request for Comments: 3778                                    J. Pravetz

Category: Informational                                        S. Zilles

                                                             L. Masinter

                                                           Adobe Systems

                                                                May 2004

                     The application/pdf Media Type

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   PDF, the 'Portable Document Format', is a general document

   representation language that has been in use for document exchange on

   the Internet since 1993.  This document provides an overview of the

   PDF format, explains the mechanisms for digital signatures and

   encryption within PDF files, and updates the media type registration

   of 'application/pdf'.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

   2.  History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   3.  Fragment Identifiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   4.  Encryption. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

   5.  Digital Signatures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

   6.  PDF implementations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

   9.  References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

       9.1.  Normative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

       9.2.  Informative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

   10. Authors' Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

   11. Full Copyright Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

Taft, et al.                 Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3778             The application/pdf Media Type             May 2004

1.  Introduction

   This document is intended to provide updated information on the

   registration of the MIME Media Type "application/pdf", with

   particular focus on the features that help mitigate security

   concerns.  This document refers to features documented in...