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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: 508 compliance
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2008 15:14:39 GMT
On 10.01.2008 15:44:02 Li, Hao wrote:
> Thanks Jeremias.
> 
> Is tagged PDF (PDF/A-1a) on your plan and any possible schedule for
> implementation?

No, it's not on any plan, yet, and therefore, there's no schedule. It's
just that some of my clients are playing with the idea but the itch
isn't strong enough, yet.

> Any decent XSL-FO product you can recommend for a first try?

AntennaHouse

> I appreciate it a lot.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremias Maerki [mailto:dev@jeremias-maerki.ch] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 3:43 PM
> To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
> Subject: Re: 508 compliance
> 
> On 09.01.2008 21:29:31 Andreas L Delmelle wrote:
> > 
> > On Jan 9, 2008, at 20:53, Li, Hao wrote:
> > 
> > > Thanks Andreas.
> > >
> > > Yes. It is about accessibility. Although the pdf can be generated,
> the
> > > customer does not like it because of accessibility issues, for  
> > > example:
> > > missing PDF tags, lacking language specification etc.
> > >
> > > After searching about tagged pdf, I found
> > > http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/trunk/pdfa.html. It seems that
> > > PDF/A-1b is implemented, but not PDF/A-1a. Does it mean tagged PDF
> is
> > > not supported yet?
> > 
> > Indeed. I know Jeremias recently mentioned tagged PDF as a (rather  
> > long term) goal, so there is definitely interest from other parties  
> > in adding this functionality as well.
> 
> Right, there is some interest but so far it rather seems to be "nice to
> have" than "must have". Furthermore, nobody can tell how far we'd have
> to go with support for Tagged PDF. You can take a minimal approach or go
> all the way. But in any scenario it will have a larger impact on the
> area tree and renderers as far as I can judge right now (without having
> looked into it too closely).
> 
> > > I will be testing it as well. If not, do you happen
> > > to know nay java plugin or product that can make accessible FO
> > > conversion?
> > 
> > Maybe you can have a look at post-processors, like iText (http:// 
> > www.lowagie.com/iText/) or PDFBox (http://www.pdfbox.org/).
> > They can be used in conjunction with FOP in a fairly straightforward  
> > manner. Use FOP to generate the basic PDF, and feed the output to the
> 
> > post-processor for further enhancements.
> 
> Only they won't help with accessibility. As long as FOP cannot pass on
> accessibility information from XSL-FO to the PDF there's nothing that
> any post-processor can magically add.
> 
> I think there are some commercial XSL-FO implementations that support a
> certain degree of Tagged PDF but I don't know far they go and if that
> would cover the 508 requirements.
> 
> > 
> > HTH!
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> > Andreas
> 
> 
> Jeremias Maerki
> 
> 
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Jeremias Maerki


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