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The application/pdf Media Type (RFC8118) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249686D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Mar-18
Document File: 24 page(s) / 25K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Hardy: AUTHOR [+5]


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

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          M. Hardy Request for Comments: 8118                                   L. Masinter Obsoletes: 3778                                              D. Markovic Category: Informational                       Adobe Systems Incorporated ISSN: 2070-1721                                               D. Johnson                                                          PDF Association                                                                M. Bailey                                                          Global Graphics                                                               March 2017

                      The application/pdf Media Type


   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.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Hardy, et al.                 Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8118                     application/pdf                  March 2017

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