[dev-context] attachments in PDF/A-3

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Mon Apr 22 10:37:17 CEST 2019

On 4/4/19 1:20 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 3/17/2019 4:41 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
>> - Although not reported, the /F value should conform these considerations:
>>      If present, the F key's Print flag bit shall be set to 1 and its
>>      Hidden, Invisible, ToggleNoView, and NoView flag bits shall be set
>>      to 0.
>> https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-validation-profiles/wiki/PDFA-Parts-2-and-3-rules#rule-632-2
>> - Annotations need an appearance dictionary
>> (https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-validation-profiles/wiki/PDFA-Parts-2-and-3-rules#rule-633-1);
>> unless the same exception for the /F value apply.
> puzzling ... i wonder what the rationale is behind first introducing
> optional flags and then mandating them with bit disabling things ...

I guess that annotations in PDF/A are intended to be always printed and
visible (at least, for versions 2 and 3).

> if this is really as mentioned that we might need to default to some
> safe values without bothering about user settings (which is now the
> case)

I think that default may contain the safe and sane values for all

Just in case it helps,


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